I live in a big city so there must be others like me here.
Certainly not me since I live, almost, in the middle of nowhere, UK!
In the early days of AdSense I did have a good friend who I saw every day and we discussed AdSense, he's since moved away and has surprisingly struggled with it.
I feel the problem for many is that those of us who have been around since the early 90s have a completely different attitude and approach to AdSense/Panda/SEO/etc compared to what some would refer to as "noobs".
Honestly, I've heard young "so-called web-whatevers" talking in the pub and, in general, they haven't a clue since, understandably, they never experienced the raw, early days and that is something that cannot be taught let alone talked about...good luck:-)