I think lorehounds have a tendency to underestimate the amount of players that are actually interested in the game's story, simply because they don't contribute to the forums or whatever. Generally speaking the amount of people that actually contribute to a discussion are a very small fraction of any group. Most people are just lurkers/interested but don't contribute.
We're probably in the minority, but far from just a few.-
I have noticed your kind does tend to blindly stumble forward towards danger simply because it exists. What is your word for that?