From my observations on math.SE over a couple of years and after seeing that this Q&A and this beautiful answer by Willie Wong, and this discussion and wrap up by me, is not getting any attention from audience in here (math.SE) makes me raise a question : (Only my perception, may not be of the majority)
Is the % of population interested towards theoretical aspects of mathematics, diminishing in this community? Majority are interested only in problem solving and fun stuff, and this trend is going to continue in future?
Wonder what can be done in this regard to boost up popular iterest in theoretical aspects of mathematics in general? Are there any good books and literature on this?
Can we create any special tags, badges and sections in this regard, to icrease interest towards theory?