I've always found the movements of clocks fascinating and beautiful. The way they fit together, some of them so fine that I wonder how the craftsmen made the tiny cogs for the movement. So I think that's what I like most about the steampunk genre, the intricacy and interlocking parts of some of their designs. I'm not a big fan of taking modern equipment and pretending you can reinvent it with cogs and steam, but I could watch those cogs go round for eons, their little tick, tick, one gear moving another and tiny arms can keep me fascinated for hours and hours.
So, steampunk, is it your type of genre, any recommendations for those of us not in the groove?~