My first impression was , "What a fucking bunch of greybeards."
I went to Beerly Functional, a get-together of down-in-the-trenches programmers who were either using or interested in using Functional Programming, and my first impression upon walking into the room was exactly that: What a bunch of fucking greybeards, myself included.
So we raised a glass together, and we took on our missions: to teach each other what we knew, to get better at our craft, and to sell it to businesspeople who need to know there's a better, faster way to get quality code in front of consumers. We were greybeards; lifelong programmers who, whether we'd made our millions or not, wanted to keep making great code, not graduate into management and executive by 30. We wanted to be the best. And we knew the tools were within our grasp.