This discussion may contain spoilers!
What proves that the Monkey Island Game fanatics are unlike any other in the world is...
THE SECRET OF MONKEY ISLAND!
Seriously, we as players (assuming we've played all 4 and 1/5ths games) have put in probably 70-80 Hours of gaming into a series that started with the search for the secret of Monkey Island and even after all that game play, we STILL have no idea what the secret is.
and do you you hear us complaining? No you hear us Yapping like trained poodles wanting MORE.
could you imagine other people putting that many hours into anything else and not getting ANY answers at all? They'd be screaming Bloody murder by now.
but us Islanders, We're rabid, wanting more, Not worried about The secret or Big Whoop or even how the 'Brush manages to be so cool under pressre, we just want more of the games we love.
as for my opinion on what the secret is.. well I think The secret is That like Keyser Soze, There is no Secret but that's neither here nor there.
the point is, that The Game of Monkey Island have transcended the Goal of the games, and become something else entirely, and I for one have to say I'm glad.
so what do YOU think sets Monkey Island apart from the crowd?