I feel about the same as I do now. I'm a more knowledgeable about the behind-the-scenes stuff and random other Indy tidbits and trivia. But, before I joined I was a fan of the movies, and the character and wanted to collect the books. Now, I am still a fan of the movies and character, and own the books.
I never was a hardcore fan. I didn't own any of the figures, or had all the gear to wear, and I am still the same. I love Indiana Jones, but I don't even own a fedora!
So, all-in-all I viewed myself the same as I do now. Just a fan.