Yeah, it is nice to hear more people are like this. I guess the internet has certainly fueled the whole powerlifting epidemic over the last 6 years or so. I appreciate powerlifting, because it was my first introduction into a form of strength training back in college. I always associated weight training with bodybuilders, and I always thought the sport of bodybuilding was very odd and I was never attracted to that either. Powerlifting was the first thing I read about where I was like, "Oh man, I can go to a gym and just get really strong? Duh!?" After that discovery with powerlifting, I started to read a lot of stuff by Brooks Kubik, Pavel Tsatsouline, old russian and eastern european coaching from the 70s and 80s, some of the old timey strongman stuff from way back and so on... I thought it was just really cool. Even though I am not a big dude and have horrible genetics for moving a barbell, I thought it was so cool on how much I could potentially change myself-- and that alone has always been an incredible interest of mine and I hope I can do it to some degree till I die.
Much like you, I'm a happy camper as long as I can keep getting in there and working.