I had a similar situation a few weeks ago. During an office "party" with a neighbor company, supposedly expert in web development on Unix hosting, one of the guys was excited to see a tmux terminal on my machine as if he had seen God himself. And when I talked about working on Slackware, all the team was surprised to see the first Slackware user in their life. That was funny how they starred at me to see if I was real or not.
We are a kind of admin fetish
Thanks to Pat and the community.