Personally I don't care, I've never served, I don't own alot of gear, basically just a couple sets of bdu's and a chest rig. But the people that do the impressions, it's just "their thing" I've never heard any of the impression guys claim to be something that they weren't.
If they want to play dressup then let them.
With that logic, I shouldn't wear my CADPAT because I've never served in the CF so I'm a big wannabe noob too right? then we are all a bunch wannabe's playing soldier