OK, nobody is going to a war just because of some computer being denied sales but the important thing is the trend
Statistically speaking, I don't think 1 event is a trend.
in the "professional gaming" circuit, they supposedly consider you over the hill if you're old enough to drink.
Rubbish. The vast majority of "professional gamers" (i.e. CS 1.6, CSS, Starcraft 1 & 2, etc) are in the 20-25 age range.
The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, "I've got responsibilities."