I could care less if they tap in within reason. They are people who are in a position to spread the word on ER. Of course now I may get my behind kicked a bit by those who want everyone else to work longer to keep SS solvent!
I had to crack up at the Beer Mag people only wanting ER's under 40! Talk about a niche group! ER to me means anyone with the personal discipline to set the goal and then execute in advance of the masses... For some that will be in their 40's, most in their 50's and some later than that. For a lawyer, it can even be later and partial. ER is a concept goal which is personal and unique to each individual.
Personally, what I espouse about finances to friends and family falls on mostly deaf ears. Too many choose to confuse need with greed. But, who am I to judge? After all I will not worry about what others think until they pay my bills... And that hopefully will never happen!