It's the same in any industry - My niece sells wedding dresses, she went from liking this type of dress:
To thinking a dress like the one below is so cool:
After a while everything in your industry looks the same and anything really different stirs your imagination. I know she would never wear the dress above - she will probably get married in jeans and a tee-shirt someday - but "insider-crazy" is all about loving things that the average joe would not look at twice...
Which explains this lamp I have:
I know its weird - I know its somewhere between kitchy and mod - its mostly strange... and I JUST LOVE IT!
The whole family has poo-poo'ed it - and I know I will eventually get tired of it too - I have it for sale on craigslist and so far...no takers...no interest -- I know I'm on the "insider-crazy track", but I can't help myself.