I agree. I recently went in to upgrade my phone, and take off the data plan which for me is a luxury but not needed and I'm trying to lower my bills. As I looked at a phone that appealed to me the rep told me I had to get a data plan with that one. As I looked at him dumb-founded he proceeded to walk me over to the non data plan section. Basically the teen phone area. Apparently to Verizon we are either business people with need for emails and web, or teens. Nothing in between.
Sprint came to mind at that moment too as I walked out of the store.