You know, it's always struck me that out of the ever-growing strands and subtypes of neopagan reconstructionism, Celtic Reconstructionists generally seem to be the flakiest. This could, of course, simply be an unfavourable impression garnered from the inside (familiarity breeding contempt, of course), but if you read a number of articles, blogs and sites (mainly written by Americans), it seems very much as if the spectre of that ghastly mythical creature, the Wild and Romantic Celt, is still haunting CR. It's all Tain and Tuatha de Danann, filid and fianna. Nobody seems all that bothered about communities or personal practice as they're all too busy buggering about in the countryside looking for imbas and being inspired by nature. Everyone wants to be a bard or a warrior, but nobody really fancies being a taeog. It seems that everyone has the Morrigan as their patron and nobody gives a shit about Moguns.
Now, if it seems that all Celtic Reconstructionists want to be bards, then what of the other reconstructionist groups? Asatruar obviously all want to be Vikings, and Hellenists are split between wanting to be philosophers or bacchants (or both.) Roman reconstructionists are a staid lot, and most I believe would secretly really like to be Cato the Elder. Adherents of Romuva, as far as I can tell, just want to be left alone.
It is Romuva that I have the greatest respect for.