I think the main reason people either split into "I love bitcoin" or "bitcoin isn't money" is because of the entire way we've been raised to think about currency. It takes some effort to educate and research the topic, which prevents some from realizing the full potential of a new system. It is easier to mock and deconstruct, rather than seriously examine and criticize with facts.
The initial resistance we're seeing to adoption by a small quarter doesn't bother me at all - in fact, I'd prefer it this way than suddenly the whole world being ga-ga over the idea. It means bitcoin has to prove itself, and that is just fine. It is doing that every single day. When we wake up and the mainstream press is finally praising it, then we'll know we have arrived.
The best part is we don't have to wait for anyone to confirm what we already know. That is why we're early adopters, not followers.
Those that take the risks stand to win everything, and you can be damned sure our collective interest will go far in preserving this new financial freedom.