I got to witness exactly what kid is talking about at a local sports store.
Mom and two ~12 year old kids (one her's the other one just along for the ride) walk by the "softair" section of the store and immediately the "I want one mommy!" shouts start up. (Did I mention that these people were the type that spoil their kids because they have more money than they know what to do with?)
Anyways, the kid starts listing off all the stuff he wants, he rattles off about $500 of stuff for him and his buddy, his mom relents eventually and starts saying "OK you can have that what else do you need?" The really retarded thing is that the kid actually asks for a mask/eye protection and she says "No, you've got enough stuff, you're not getting a mask." I almost walked up to the lady and smacked her in the back of the head.
Long story short, we'd have a heck of a time weeding out that kind of stupidity/lackadaisical attitude.