When I first decided to be a vegetarian there were not very many options or substitutes. My parents were supportive and did the best they could figuring out healthy options for a 5yr old vegetarian. Now, they too try to eat less meat although it is for different reasons from my own.
From others I have had mixed reveiws. Some share my thoughts and also refrain from eating meat, while others just want me to attempt to have a rare steak for dinner.