Actually, I think it's a generational thing. To supporters of a certain vintage (OK, us FOCs), I see the name of my personal hero on the top of the stand named after him, every time I go into he ground. I was there at his debut (for Bury v City at Maine Road), and his last in his testimonial.
When Sergio does leave, I'll be just as upset.
But you never forget your first love, do you?