No I don't believe you are "off your rocker" for liking a fixed power scope.
That is how many of us started our careers in hunting with.
For example you mention five guns with fixed power scopes at say maybe $100 per scope savings, that is a nice chunk of change towards a new gun! No down side to that! Lets see 5 guns or 6? hmmmm seems like a no brainer to me.
I'm also sure the game you harvested didn't care, it was just as dead.
It is interesting and you got me thinking, do I need 12 3x9x50mm scopes sitting in my closet and gun safe just because I can?
Very interesting. Thank you turner and God bless.