I think people are hyped up to praise him, because he's a breath of fresh air after the last decade of Pressler-induced smog, and seeing what he's done has made us excited about what's to come. I take a look at the park these days, and I just want to hug the man. He brought back the "warm fuzzies" that I used to get whenever I entered the park as a kid.
And does that make me insane? Heck, we'll just add it to the proud list of things people think I'm insane for.