Well, of course no one really cares about Sparlock. It's just a joke. He's sort of a symbol of what the Society has done to so many--caused them to give up their innocence and their goals, hopes, dreams, imagination, and put it in the dumpster and treat it as so much rubbish. It's the destruction of a childhood, the end of normalcy. I think that speaks to a lot of us here, and won't mean jack to the outside world. So what?
I think we all like something or someone that is utterly irrelevant to the larger scheme of things. The fact is, it's comical, and absurd, and that's why it has caught on so much. It's basically a running gag. I do think it's probably been overdone, but why the heck not? Sparlock is pretty much the best and most exciting new release at a convention that I've encountered in a long time.
All of this stuff is an unhealthy obsession that we should forget about and move on from. But we lost decades of life, family members, friends, children. None of that is a joke. "Sometimes, I don't know what to make of all this. But this is how it is."