So, I had to create a graphical representation of the adoption cycle.
PS. I've been asked by several people whether they can use this graph in presentations / posts. You are welcome to do whatever you wish with it. It is provided CC BY SA 3.0 and to the extent possible under law, I waive any right to attribution.
PPS. The above graph is purely for humour and it's not based upon any actual measurement. It does however seem to have touched a raw nerve with some people.