Originally Posted by repete66211
I understand why you're offended Hep, but you have to admit the fanaticism of some of your fellow SteelBook collectors can come across as a bit creepy. I mean, to be so excited not about the movie but the kind of box it comes in does sorta fall into Comic Book Guy/40 Year Old Virgin territory. That said, excepting the cost involved it's no worse than the puzzling obsession with slipcovers and digibooks.
Whether someone else's hobby (be it Movie Posters, SteelBooks, Slip Covers, Digibooks, Criterion etc.) borders on creepy is only a matter of perspective. I'm sure a fair lot of the population would say the same of any Blu-ray.com card-carrying member. Besides, I really don’t see why enjoying movie art can be considered creepy – don’t you have any posters in your theatre?
In any case, none of that was the point of my taking offense. If he had limited his comments at a simile of Comic Book Guy, it would have been a :giggle: :o :hide: ;) moment; but to continue by generalizing SteelBook collectors (and fellow members of this site) as opportunistic, petty, and amoral, is stepping over the friendly banter line into crass territory.
In fact, some of the most generous people I have met here are SteelBook collectors. I guess I just felt the need to stop this snowball as it was rolling down hill, gather speed and girth, and becoming generally mean spirited.