Lack of innovativeness and acceptance of change?

I've been lurking on the verge website for quite some time and noticed a trend of more negativity in comments of each new story. It's hard to explain, but people seem to be less accepting of new ideas and are quickly ready to throw them away. I remember when the majority of people on this website use to be innovative and accepting of change, but that hasn't been the case in the last year and a half. I know this sounds like me griping or complaining, but I'm just hoping to get this one thought out into the forums and see how many others agree or why this is happening.