How vain we all are, in our minds!
I’ve always likened the video game/ comic book/ movie culture to sporting events. Specifically, I see no true distinction between a huge Giants fan and a huge fan of Star Wars. Both emphatically care about something significant to them. And I believe that the culture is beginning to recognize this as well. Things like comic conventions are become more mainstream and acceptable. Whether playing football or Dungeons and Dragons, we can all relate to that “fan” theory of mind.