All that really bothers me are the related growing tendencies towards pretentiousness, self-righteousness, cynicism, inauthenticity, over-valuing identity, etc. And also what @EffEmDoubleyou mentioned:
This is an extremely simplistic and misanthropic way of gauging value. I'm just gonna quote some people who have good things to say on this subject:A hipster sees an inverse relationship between the popularity of something and its value.
(I'm not with him on "metaphorical" but I'm not sure what I would replace it with)I am open to the possibility that everything has metaphorical merit, and I see no point in sardonically attacking the most predictable failures within any culture. -- Chuck Klosterman
Stop worrying about your identity and concern yourself with the people you care about, ideas that matter to you, beliefs you can stand by, tickets you can run on. Intelligent humans make those choices with their brain and hearts and they make them alone. The world does not deliver meaning to you. You have to make it meaningful...and decide what you want and need and must do. It’s a tough, unimaginably lonely and complicated way to be in the world. But that’s the deal: you have to live; you can’t live by slogans, dead ideas, clichés, or national flags. Finding an identity is easy. It’s the easy way out. -- Zadie Smith