Is that a bit much? Okay, lets look at some examples,
They are sorta Victorian/Sci-Fi ... and totally cool :) I love her goggles and super fun dress. They are nerds that are running the world because the world runs on machines. Don't get this confused with computers, the machines are controlled by people and not the other way around.
Did you know: that there are Steampunk Clubs where people dress up and play along? I know, I won't be going to one anytime soon (it's kinda like a Renaissance Festival, I like the idea of one, but I don't really want to go to one).
Why I love Steampunk? It's cool, the jewelry rocks (which I started collecting before I even knew what it was) and the idea is fun.
I also really like the mechanical apparatuses you can wear.
Not sure what I'd do with these, but that doesn't stop me from wanting them.
Steampunk is Simple Awesome :)