Academia as we know it has altered permanently. The pecuniary deities have seen fit that students of higher education are no longer academics in training, they are consumers, and they wish to be treated as such.
A wise man once said "An education is the only thing that is given and cannot be taken away". But now it can, it can be taken away and sold off to the highest bidder who doesn't mind being in debt 'til the age of 40, who lets the almost compulsory need for a degree affect the rest of their live for the worse.
Having chaildren later in life, becoming slaves to their careers and a system that takes all and gives little in return.
But hey, what the fuck am I gonna do, for another band?