Well I wasn't sure whether to put this here or in the accessories forum, but since I figured it's a bit off-topic, I'd stick it here.
Alright, this will sound extremely strange, but on top of the benefits a lens hood provides, does anyone else simply enjoy looking at a camera with a lens with a lens hood? I find it incredibly pleasing to look at a camera with a lens hood. I don't know if there is such a thing as a camera fetish, but if there is, I guess this would be it.
I know the camera is just a tool for photography and the item we should all be in awe of are the pictures it produces, but after installing a lens hood on my lens, I find that I'm looking at my camera equipment more than my pictures.
Time to visit the psychiatrist.