According to a report in The Observer, Germans are boring, and boringly similar to one another. This based on a long report just published in Der Spiegel. You can read the full report in its English version here, but it's boringly wordy. The Observer, being British, sums it all up concisely, and even remarks that after centuries of being non-boring, it's probably a fine thing that the Germans now are.
Being so boring also explains why there is no German literature of any lasting value anymore, for example, and why Germany, while being such a smug and self satisfied place, is less and less important for the general story of mankind. Is Germany the face of the future for the rest of us? On one level, perhaps: boring means lack of strife, peace, satisfaction. On another level, probably not. Hopefully not. The Germans as they come across here (and those of us who know them won't be surprised) have ceased to be dangerous, but they've also ceased to bother: challenges, children, facing the travails of bettering the world. They don't even work very hard: their average work week is 30.3 hours, and tens of millions of them just get by at work, without any motivation to move up - which anyway would be done by sucking up to the boss.