Most Aussies I have met have been wonderful. I even married one, though that did not work out all that well in the long-term. I have noticed that two Aussies tends to lead to a party, but my sample has been traveling Aussies which might yield different results than with the ones who stay home.
I enjoy the educational part of being in public with an 8x10 or 11x14 -- especially dads who lift their kids up to look at the GG. But I have taught young kids photography and teach photography one-on-one at a university, so it is in my blood so to speak. But 95% of the time I see no one while photographing, as I am usually off the beaten track.