I've been away for a while, so maybe I'm looking at it with rose colored glasses, but I seem to recall that when I was last active in the community, people were generally helpful and civil. I've seen so many questions now where the answers seem to take on a sarcastic or lecturing tone, going so far as to insult people for not writing like native English speakers.
It's honestly tiresome and turns me off quite a bit. I started as a complete newbie programmer, and got some excellent help and guidance. I see newbies now, however, being lectured instead of guided. Sarcastic responses and instant votes to close instead of asking the user to edit the question.
I know Stack Overflow is rather big, now, and rapid fire, but do we not still care about helping people learn? Is it just about getting large point totals and feeling superior now?