You're a noob and you fly sparge? Did you inherit some equipment? Don't reply till you're finished brewing! Focus, have fun.
Fly sparging seems like an advanced technique to me. Moderately experienced, but I still batch sparge. I get great efficiency that way, and see no reason to fly sparge.
I'm not trying to knock your system; I'm just wondering what lead you to the fly sparging. I'm kind of curious.
Also, yes. People will look at you like you're a sorcerer when you brew. In these modern times it's a complete mystery to most people.