The Gang is just a year younger than me, but I never understood how "adult" they were towards mid college and beyond. Yes, they have access to all sorts of funds, but in the LA area, very few post-grad kids have their own businesses (newspaper, designer shoppe, PR firm, law firm, night club). Most were starting out- which was one of the few things that Melrose got right.
In that same place, I didn't have many friends who were so "domesticated" (kids, engaged). Why is Kelly always getting married? She's so young! Just date someone for a few months already!!