Klainmeister: Good, you ARE out there. But I do hope 'to stay'.
As stated previously, it is true that most are veering towards, or already are (as expected) middle age. So it does become fascinating to discover WHY young people are attracted to this medium. Hopefully, most will not be doing this solely because it is 'trendy', as trends end. As I said before: I like to see, first hand, what I have captured.
Krifartida, you said what I did not want said: that your students are taking the course for no reason other than easy credit. Try to impart subjectivity to these fledglings in order to turn this relationship into something more enduring. - David Lyga