I am Vegan and I do not eat a lot of fake meat things. It is just because I am 16 and my mum always complains that I am not having a proper dinner so she makes me have linda McCartney Vegan sausages or pies. It is really annoying, and I will not longer consume them as soon as I move away from my mums house. But I do not think they actually taste so much like the real thing so it is not too bad. I cannot stand fake meat that tastes just like the real thing,and I would never have a veggie burger. The point of fake meats is, some people like to eat them when they are first making the transition to a Vegetarian or Vegan diet, it can make the whole process easier. I don't really know, and I cannot explain other peoples actions. It is just a matter of choice, I personally despise the taste of decomposing flash, but some people may enjoy it while still doing something to help animal by being Vegetarian. Or it could simply be that people are naive and think they need it for protein when in fact it is pretty much impossible to become deficient in protein on a proper Vegan diet.