My question was somewhat of a complaint, but moreso a question. Languages change all the time. I don't expect it, but am kinda hoping someone lately or currently in school might verify that, yeah, it's being taught the other way now. Of course, that'd be hard to do if one learned the new way and didn't know what I meant, so here're the very basics of the way I learned:
Fewer buckets, less water. Less grass, fewer blades of it.
Buckets and blades can be counted, water and grass cannot.
"15 items or fewer this lane", regardless of what signage the grocer has posted.
(^ incorrect punctuation by rule, but clearer. I'll stop while I still can. ;-))
So, have the rules changed?
BTW: Sedans, coupes, SUV's, convertibles, and ATV's are all correct plurals as are Chevrolets and Chevy's. And that's been the rule for as long as I know. The apostrophe when making acronyms or contractions plural irks me, but it has been the rule and pluralizing them without the ' causes its own problems.