I've never had a "ITAH" experience, but non of my cameras look similar either.
But, last weelend I attended a festival. I usually bring the 35mm kit because it's just better suited. This time I brought the Mamiya C330 kit, more to have fun than worry about documenting things.
I had more than a dozen people approach me, all saying the same thing: "Hey, is that a Mamiya? I used to own one of them... Boy do I regret getting rid of it..."
I did actuall have one person ask if it was a movie camera while I had the 250mm on it ;-)
I have never had such a reaction to a camera before. By the end of the first day, I started to enjoy hearing about all the ex-owners. Now if we could just get 120 film back in the drug stores...