Actually I've got no problem with people building lookalikes/tributes/replicas etc etc. Even better if they are done well.
What I do NOT get is people talking about the GT and GT-X models and using words like "legendary" and "holy grail". Just don't get that. How is a GT that left the factory with a 4-speed and single carb any kind of 'legend'? Dolling it up to look like something else doesn't change that. It might make it a nice car that any of us would be happy to own, but "dream car" and "legend"? How?