My bad for reading too much into it then. Maybe I'm just biased since I'm a millennial, but the 'stop being a whiny snowflake' sentiment is really common, at least on these boards.
And I don't think it's fair to equate what you had to go through with the typical student today does. You had to work to pay for college and your state has always charged way too much, but even then the comparison between the cost of one of the most expensive state schools in the US in 1970 and an average school today is unfavorable. Paying the $1095 tuition at Penn State in 1975 or the $900 tuition at UPitt in 1970 takes 10-12 hours per week at minimum wage vs the 25 for the average public university or the 47 at Penn State today. Our relatively cheap schools take as much work to pay for as some of the most expensive in 1970.
By the way, sorry for directing all my criticisms at you, but I've already started the conversation and you don't seem to just be a troll