Not sure whether or not PMS has anything to do with it. I think it's more coming up against something that just seems so unreal. You have to walk around it, poke it, hold your breath and listen to it, before you figure out that it's legitimate.
When you do, you stand back in awe. You know that you can't compete but, you're happy to come close sometimes.
I didn't know anything about bansai's psuedonyms, or anyone else's, but it's fun to know that.