I don't think people resist change so much as they resist effort and change with no purpose. People will regularly throw out their old things and replace them with new stuff, just because it's newer. They will also use stuff that's different if it's clearly obvious that it's better. What they don't like is having to learn new stuff when it's not obvious that there's an improvement (which covers a lot of stuff).
My barber subscribes to a magazine called "Reminisce" which regularly sugar-coats life in the middle of the last century. Having read those magazines, it's obvious that old people don't really mind change, they just don't think today's livelihood and moral code is any better than it was 50 years ago.
Recently, I upgraded some software, and during the update it told me it was "optimizing my experience". I know I'm likely to resist any changes that come with an update if that's the best the marketing department could come up with.