Pin collectors scare me. :unsure: But I figure as long as you're not putting yourself into high debt and are overly obsessed thinking about Disney merchandise 24/7, etc. then it's okay. I have stuff from Disney but I don't have a whole room in my house dedicated to the wonders that is Stitch or a room full of just Disney pins. Only real stuff I collect is Nightmare Before Christmas and Stitch.
I think its awesome, because for some its a hobby, a nice distraction from daily life or even a lifestyle, and like any other obsessions, for some its Disney. My obsession is specifically with Disney Parks; the magic, fantasy and rides / attractions and they way I feel when I think about it and especially when I am there.
I however don't have a huge collection: a couple pins, a limited edition Roger Rabbit art piece from the gallery I bought when I was young years ago that I had to have, and some random shirts and key chains (does it count I have to order new checks today and am considering Mickey ones?)
My neighbor on the other hand has probably 50+ disney character clocks in his game room and lots of other stuff (LOTS). But he still doesnt eat and sleep Disney, most don't.
Most of my friends consider me to be a mega fan even though what I would consider to be a mega is nothing like me. All in perspective I guess. I echo the thought if it doesn't hurt anyone, go right ahead.
I also am not a mega fan, I like a LOT of other things beside Disney that it's just imposible for me to be obssesed with just Disney or anything. I'm also just like you, I love the parks and I'm not a HUGE fan of the movies(but I still like them). Thats the reason why i want to work as an Imagineer, because I love the parks and I want to bring magic to people. I also love MEGA fans because I always learn something new about Disney,everytime I'm here, that may come handy in the future! I love you MCers!
I enjoy seeing people that are standing at the main gates already wearing disneyland clothing and other stuff. Makes me wonder if the ever wear it other than when they go to disneyland.
Now that I think of it, I have around maybe 20 t-shirts of Disney and I usually don't wear them to the park. Like Wednesday for example, I wore my Tower of Terror shirt underneath my sweatshirt at work. I have a lot of those type of t-shirts that I bought for the kids size since I can wear them as fitted tees but I normally only wear my sweatshirts (which are Disney) to the parks when it's cool out.
I never intended to "bash" certain people. Like MollyTrolly said, "for certain people it's a hobby".
I was only wondering.
I guess this posed question, "Do you think its gets a tad bit overboard?" is what I thought was a bit leading. It just seemed like it was making a statement in question form. I apologize if I misinterpreted.