Benito Mussolini was quoted to saying: "Who gives a F**K about Warlight roleplaying?", when he was interviewed following his sentence to prison. - Maybe the kids you mention actually educated themselves to his big speech on the subject.
Made me laugh so wasn't complete shit-tier, but still stay the hell out of my games.
Diplomacy/role play is a niche interest. Players like yourself will always be on the outside and never fully understand the enjoyment it brings.