Almost no one noticed.
This doesn’t prove that people are uncultured.
It proves that marketing matters. I’ve rarely seen products or companies fail because they sucked. They fail because their marketing sucked.
People hurrying to their commute are worried about shopping lists, picking up their kids, making their house payment, and maybe global warming. They don’t have the mental bandwidth to notice an Avery Fisher prize winner playing violin 5 feet away. They also don’t have the bandwidth to notice that your product will improve their lives. You have to tell them: That’s what marketing is for.