To me, I guess it's just where you grow up, at least for my generation (class of '02). Growing up in good 'ole Fremont NE, there was an abundance of 90's Firebirds (my favorite was the trans am WS6), Camaros, Mustangs, fox bodies, some corvettes, and the rare Dodge Viper. There were also some old school muscle cars like the Chevelle SS. We had some tuners as well, but they were completely outnumbered. The only Porsche I saw was parked at the hospital. Now, when I lived in NW Florida, there were still a lot of muscle cars (porsches and BMWs were mainly driven by officers). When you ventured toward Destin, the environment shifted towards the snobbish and you saw a lot more German marquees. Northern California was much the same, which was the complete opposite from Southern California. In Arizona I still see a lot of muscle cars, but I don't venture out to Phoenix much and I have yet to visit Scottsdale. Though even trying to classify it geographically, you'll still find individuals that break the norm. My wife, for instance, was raised in Southern California (Orange County) and her dream car was the Challenger R/T. Besides all of that, I've noticed a change in the younger troops, specifically those that come from metropolitan areas. They show up at their first base fresh out of basic and tech school with no driver's license. That blew my mind. At first it was rare, but within the last couple of years it has become more common. They just don't care and have no passion to drive. When I turned 16, getting my license was paramount to my freedom and was a coming of age thing. I don't think I knew one person when I was in High School that didn't have their license, unless of course it was suspended from doing something stupid. Things just aren't the same anymore, I feel like I'm too young to be saying that, but there it is.