What is the trend with fixed gear bikes?

i have been hearing many stories with "fixie this" and "fixie that". what is so attractive to these bikes? i was just wondering, because i just got my first SS/fixed gear bike today (mountain bike background), and i dont see much too special with it, at least when compared to other road bikes... show more i have been hearing many stories with "fixie this" and "fixie that". what is so attractive to these bikes?
i was just wondering, because i just got my first SS/fixed gear bike today (mountain bike background), and i dont see much too special with it, at least when compared to other road bikes of similar quality.
what is the trend with them?
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