There's good reasons for both sides...
Someone mentioned priorities...and I think that what it should come down to.
What kind of QUALITY of life do you want?
How much money are you willing to compromise for something you enjoy doing? Do you even have to compromise in the first place?
Are you chasing dollars or fulfillment and happiness? These are questions I think will help you decide what path to take. Then it doesn't become about whether college is 'worth it' or not, but is that the road that will take you to where you want to be.
And how loyal can you be to pursuing your dreams? Some of you might be mistakenly confusing other people's dreams for yours.