Therein lies the answer, Brett. I share this feeling equally in that I do NOT watch, nor listen to commercials.
During a marketing show on the tube the other day, I'm thinking CNNsomething-or-other and they were discussing how the youth market works.
Three things were stipulated as the driving forces surrounding purchasing decisions, aside from having the disposable income ( of which they have oodles ) necessary to make purchases.
In that order.
The youth market spends triple the amount of their parents and are more-than-likely to make Internet purchases.
Consider the phenomenon of Logo Clothing too. What a major coup that was. FUBU comes to mind as the concept goes ethnic, further engraining the youth market into logo purchases. Paying the end product to advertise by wearing it. Whatta concept! :)
Where other generations socialized in a variety of venues, the youth market tends to spend more time and money on anything technologically electrical like chat rooms, message boards, IPods and the like.
Verrry gizmo oriented.
Old? Well, one redeeming quality would be whether you have a traditional landline phone service or only a cell.
Cell only = Youth.
Land Line only = Aged...(well)
Both = somewhere in the middle.
Me? No cell. <heavy sigh>