I bought my SMB exactly to get as far away from this sort of thing as I can.
I totally get it Jeffrey and for 99% of the time, exactly the reason I bought mine.
SMB owners, and the reasons they own them, are so varied.
Burners, and the reasons they go, are also varied.
One of the very cool things to me is the multi-national aspect. Hard to believe how many people I hang out with from different countries. Of our camp of 16, 7 of them were from Belgium, 3 of which are professional clowns, a brewmaster, and a couple artists. A French camp across from us. Last year we had 9 20-somethings from Lebanon across the street we got to know very well, and spent hours talking to a Russian woman on our elevated platform (she had just arrived in U.S. for the first time).
Stay clear of what the media says. It must be experienced to understand it.
For me, it's a great time (even with the wind and dust) with great friends and a fun alternate experience. It certainly isn't for everyone though and this is likely the last for me for a while. Not because I don't like it, but because I want to spend more of my vacation time doing the other 99% of things I bought my van for.