I don't think your addiction (and lets face it, that's what it will become ) is in any way strange. When I was a school boy we didn't have access to fine tools like this, but if we had I'm sure I'd have been hooked much earlier than I eventually was.
What's worse is this addiction will grow to other hand tools in time; chisels, saws... I find it refreshing that modern genareations are still enjoying the tools of old. I know I am.
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."
- Douglas Adams