I'm just going to pop in here and mention different strokes for different folks. I know a CANSOF guy that thinks airsoft guns are cool but dressing up and playing in the woods is retarded. In the same conversation, his peers thought it sounded awesome.
It's all good, and I think the people here are in violent agreement (that's a DND term, you can use it in milsim :P)
Views are my own.