What's the big kerfuffle with Age Verification? Sure it lets you into the B&S but that doesn't stop you from being a supportive and knowledgeable member of the forums.
I was a member here since I was...16? And I just got verified last month.
But did that little fact stop me from having useful input? No. Did I bitch and complain? No. Suck it up kids. If your buddies are 28+ they should be able to come here, deal with some flaming and carry on.