I think this is a valid question; however, I don't let it bother me. I remember when I was tent camping and thought popups were amazing! They're the best of both worlds! So often when I'm out camping and see people with their big RVs, I hardly see them outside. What's the point of camping then? To me, there's beauty in roughing it. It makes me appreciate what I do have and partly that's one of the reasons I go camping. There's always someone who is going to have something bigger and better than what you have. You have to do what fits for your life. What other people do and have shouldn't affect how you feel about your choices. Do you look down on people who are sleeping in tents? Do you treat them as second class citizens? I actually financed my used popup, so I don't even have the excuse of having it paid for! I'm a single parent and I chose to get a loan for my popup. Otherwise, it would have taken me 5 years to save up enough money to pay for my camper in cash. By then, my son would be 13 and probably wouldn't enjoy it as much as he does now. I love camping and having a popup makes camping so much easier for me and my son to go more often with less stress for me. The memories we have and the childhood lessons and experiences we have together are priceless. Yes, the proverbial Jonses in the campsite next to us have a TV and can make microwave popcorn and have their own bathroom, but that doesn't mean we have less fun making our S'mores and spending all our time outside. We don't have to sleep on the ground, we can wash our hands in the sink and we stay warmer and more comfortable at night. I feel so incredibly fortunate to have a popup! Mostly I think camping peeps are pretty nice, helpful and welcoming. The select few who are stuck up for having a mobile vacation home and choose to be rude to others who don't have that, I actually feel sorry for them. That's such a poor attitude and tells me a lot about who they are as people. Be glad you're not like that. Be proud of how you camp! I have the smallest, most basic camper available, and I feel like the luckiest woman in the world!