Don't know where I fit age wise in this forum but when I was growing up (born 1964) my fathers generation (born 1933) was being teased for not reading directions (and certainly not asking for them). I always thought it was a "Guy" thing.
That being said, while I learned reloading from my brother in law to be I probably spend more time reading about reloading then actually doing it. Then again I read almost anything.
Problem today is attention span. Everything has to be quick and flashy. My belief is modern advertising has engendered this.