Maybe there should be a checkbox which says "Yes, I think this is interesting for _hackers_."
This community is comprised of founders (who happen to play other roles than just "hacker"), designers, developers, marketers, bloggers, risk-takers, and generally anyone who likes the idea of creating something from nothing in the tech industry. This includes reading about and discussing industry news, trends, and cult-like followings (Apple).
Regardless of the fact that this community was created with a focus on hackers is now irrelevant, it's become the beast that it now is.
I agree with what you said though, this is what it is now.
I had the same realisations about the performance impact of Retina screens when the iPhone 4 was released, and how I expected a Retina iPad to be far into the future. (It took about 2 years.)
But I had forgot about that today.