LOL to the thread.
I have thought of the same question too
. I think there are some weird anime's out there. perhaps weird people are attracted to the weirdness of it??? (sorry, i'm not a psychologist
For me my interest in Japan has been because of technology more over Media. Stuff like Japanese Motorsport and computers have always interested me.
Some people are hardcore otakus and you can spot them a mile away lol!!!. I personally can't stand 'lolita', 'cosplay' and generally things otaku's love to call 'MOE'. So you probably won't see me in places like Akihabara ('Akiba') any time soon.