At least you had the sense to get out! LOL!
You live in cali, what other reason do you need to run around and shoot people for entertainment? I'm a native Cali-boy, and I couldn't wait to get out...left in 91, moved to Texas and have only been back to see my Mom and HS reunions.
I play to have fun...sometimes as sort of stress relief (I live in Cali, I gotta get of this state, LOL) Though, I do understand why some people hate airsofters, especially the ones who dress up as Soldiers, Marines, etc.
Airsoft is ok as a hobby...kind of silly and all, but no different from paintball, RC cars or stamp collecting. And atleast it's not being pushed as some kind of "Xtreme Sport" by some marketing weenies.
You don't like airsoft much, do you? :)