Okay Brian, yes, you are a complete nut, but a lovable nut who has been great for this community. I recall when kona was needing help getting a PC together, and how you jumped in boots and all to help out. That is the kind of person you are, and why people like you, because you are helpful, generous and considerate... and if they like your skins as well, bonus.
Oh, and young man, being nuts is a prerequisite to longevity on this site, orright? So hang on to your quirks and insanity or you'll go crazy, and we don't want that... cos just down the hall from here, there's a couple of nice men in their clean white coats.... and... they'll be coming to take you away ha ha, he he, ho ho... they'll be coming to take you awaaaaaay, ho ho, he he, ha ha... off to the funny farm ha ha, he he, ho ho. Anyway, you get the picture.
As for your skinning, I and many others like you for things other than that, but also and as well. However, there are two primary reasons to skin.
The 1st is to do it for yourself, as an expression of yourself and to please yourself with the end result. If you like it, mission accomplished... and if you decide to share it and others like it also, then you have confirmed your own opinion... it's feching good. If some people don't like it or aren't too fussed, it just means their tastes are elsewhere and prefer different styles, etc. There is another kind of person, one who will say impolite and unkind things about your work, but these are just trolls with little between the ears and are best ignored for all the good comments you receive
The 2nd is to pass free/leisure time more constructively than playing tiddly winks with yourself, which I hear can make you go blind, or swinging from the chandeliers out of sheer boredom.... and skinning is as constructive thing as any when you're not doing the dishes, home renovating or fixing the car, but I know what I'd rather be doing. Yup, you got it in one... skinning.... and like another pleasurable thing, you can do it alone.
Now for the record, I have several of your skins and I like them... but I don't like you for them, I like you for you... then the skins. Some of my favourites include Gtx, Necro and Nomad, they go great with certain themes I've put together. I also like Urbansound a lot, but I do have to say that I much prefer those skins you've done without user pics, or those which have a second version minus the user pic. It's something I've never really liked, it detracts from the skin for me, so I've often sidestepped skins with a user pic because I could never figure out how to get rid of it, tho I tried and failed a few times in SKS
Anyway, the crux of it all: be yourself first of all; be happy in what you're doing; do it for yourself first; share if you so decide; accept the good comments and critique; maintain your insanity and fech the trolls. Got it?