Whenever I use a really good texture pack after 5 minutes or so I start to feel guilty. I feel like if I use the texture pack for to long I will get addicted and won't feel the true minecraft experience. Does this happen to anyone else? Please don't post mean comments. I really don't know what to do but ask the forumers.
I'm honestly confused.
If you use a texture pack and it aesthetically pleases you to a point that you think you'll get addicted to it, then that's a really good thing, and I don't know what there is to feel guilty about.
Not at all. The game art isn't the best, which is one of the reasons they made using texture packs a feature (that, and everybody was overwriting files in the jar to do it anyways).
While I don't think you should feel guilty about using a texture pack, I don't think you should immediately get one either. I played the game using vanilla textures for a few months, and then eased into making my own texture pack, which at the time wasn't much better than default.
My point being, the default textures are an experience. Suffering through the default textures are what makes texture packs so great, like a drink of water after walking through a desert.
If you've done that and still feel that texture packs "ruin the feel of Minecraft", then get a pack made by a programmer. Most/all of the vanilla textures are made by programmers, the game references programming (such as stacks being some power with a base of 2, like 26=64, or 1000000 in binary), and Minecraft was first played mostly by Programmers, networkers, and the like....
(for the record, I first learned about Minecraft in my programming class at a vocational center when other students were talking about it, that was in Alpha. I bought the game shortly after Beta was released, specifically Beta 1.2_02)
So if you want that same feel, find a programmer that is also a texture artist.
"I'm an outsider by choice, but not truly.
It’s the unpleasantness of the system that keeps me out.
I’d rather be in, in a good system. That’s where my discontent comes from:
being forced to choose to stay outside.
My advice: Just keep movin’ straight ahead.
Every now and then you find yourself in a different place."
I love texture packs, but I mostly like 16x texture packs. I really can't stand the default textures I think they suck. And there are texture packs that suck.. I think Faithful 32x is terrible but people like it.. By now I have a few texture packs. ANYWAY TEXTURE PACKS ARE AWESUM!
If you become addicted to a particular pack... good! Minecraft is not a game that's tied to a single experience. Does anyone feel bad for wanting to play PVP arena games even though that's not vanilla? How about for never bothering to defeat the Ender Dragon even though that's the "win" condition of Minecraft.
There's no single experience that defines Minecraft. Play it how you enjoy playing it.
I find it humorous that your asking for popular opinion of wether or not texture packs are bad on a part of the forum dedicated to the creation and sharing of texture packs. You might as well go to minecon and ask if people like playing minecraft.