My friends all humour (Canadian spelling ) my hobbies, CPs and beyond. My most wacky specimens draw more interest than, say, another rosetted sundew ( me- "Yeah, it looks like some of my other ones, but the retentive glands on this one are TOTALLY different, watch...")
My Wife LOVES certain Neps and Sarrs. She tolerates Sundews, thinks Cephs are cool, and likes Pings and Utrics quite a bit to boot.
My sister thinks it's weird, but she thought everything I've ever done is weird so that's to be expected.
My mom thinks the plants are fascinating and beautiful (she's the reason I care about plants in the first place) but refuses any offers I make as far as her growing them- she still thinks they're "voodoo" to keep alive- tho I think she's most afraid of killing one of "my" plants
So no-one I know thinks anything "bad" about the hobby, but most of them aren't really too excited by it either