I have heard people sing the praises of steak all my life. It seems like the first thing out of people's mouths when they learn that I was raised veg.--"You've never tasted steak? "You missed out." And if I ask what the deal is on steak, I get a variety of answers--you get a high from it, you feel primal, you're flushed with animal energy, and the list goes on in a similar way. I don't know whether to take these response seriously or not...yet, I don't hear people talk the same way about their beef burritos from Taco Bell. I know it seems a bit odd to ask about this on a vegetarian site, but I know most people here have eaten meat at one time and so have experience from both ends. So what is the deal with steak? Is it just that steak=fine dining or special occasion? When people tell me about these rushes they get, I can't help but think that while I do love me some good food, I'm not sure that my tofu is throwing me to heights of ecstasy these people are claiming from their slabs of meat. Reading back over this, it sounds like a silly question but I'm quite earnest. What's the deal with steak?