I suppose the tango community has been around for some time, samt thing for salsa. What about the East- and West coaste swing, did they emerge before the lindy revival?
I suppose part of this ""whatever tempo you can dance I can dance faster.."-mentality, that Doug described, is part of being young... Probably this will decrease as the lindy poopulation gets older - unless the aging lindyhoppers leave for other dances and we don't really believe that. Do we?