Without children (and old people) do you really have a society?
i agree completely with you. personally, my issues with children at burning man stems from
A) parents who are BM-virgins bringing kids. Come yourself before so you can make the correct decision for yourself~
B) parents who neglect their children at the event, or are too inebriated to make good parenting decisions.
C) parents who "drag" children who dont like BM, or are even disturbed by it- because they didnt look at other options.
D) parents who underestimate the HUGE responsibilty it is to bring children to a 7 day survivalist event. it is these participants who may change the rules for all others, creating a need to suppress freedoms adults might otherwise have.
this may suggest i am "anti-kid, but actually i am PRO-youth at BM- as long as those conditions are met. Children vary as much as adults in character, habits, and interests- make sure your child wants to be there, not just you wanting them to.
i dont have children, but i'm pretty sure when (if) i do, i'll bring mine at some point.. if it still exists (crosses fingers in hope).