I will never understand how anyone can think about these things while playing a video game, whatever the game. Video games are to be enjoyed in the purest sense of the word.
Personally I have never considered these things, when I take a gamepad in my hands it is to escape by immersing myself in the fantasy world that I have before my eyes.
Enjoyment of something is relative and comes in all shapes and sizes.
Some have pure fun with gameplay alone, some find pure joy and immerse themselves into its world too.
It’s really not rare or surprising at all.