I bought an M2 about five years ago. I bought it because I have always wanted one and I could finally afford one. I love it. I shoot it because it is fun to use. I like the way it handles, I love the fact that it is pure simplicity. I have other cameras, but I prefer this one. I do get an occasional rude comment about film being out of style, but I really don't care what others think. I also have a Nikon D700, but I bought it for my girlfriend to use, she doesn't like my old film cameras.
If you don't want to stand behind our troops, please feel free to stand in front of them.