I sometimes think Goblins fans treat Hunt like a charity.
Given that they are now trying to decide on what to give him as a wedding anniversary present, I'm inclined to think you're right.
I admit I'm tempted to suggest a calendar, so he knows when new pages are due, but somehow I don't think they would appreciate that input...
I honestly don't know if the fanbase or the Patreon supporters mostly come from a common demographic. Gaming geeks probably do make up a sizable part, but not the very geeky ones who will nitpick everything that doesn't fit the rules as written, those are likely long gone by now.
Of those people that post a lot in the forum (there aren't many of those), I think a common denominator is that they are trusting. I don't mean that in a negative sense, they are just the kind of people who will take what Hunt says at face value without questioning it. You know, the kind that are great friends if you really need support, but also the kind that is very easy to exploit if you're a good con man. Guess which of the two I consider Hunt to be...