I wouldn't be here if it weren't for Field Day. Saw an ad in the paper, went and checked it out, an now I'm here having the time of my life.
Don't know about most, but I have a blast at Field Day. It's what you make it. Don't like it don't do it. Just that simple.
And it's only a contest for the die-hard contesters. The rest of us do it for fun and practice. And yes, everything "we" do at Field Day can be applied in one form or another during an actual emergency.