iPhone 5C Fail?

I went to the release several hours ago and had a spot near the front of the line. Once everyone got inside the mall I asked everyone who was getting a 5C, and literally everyone in the line busted out in laughter as if the 5C was the biggest joke in the world. (Got a 5S btw)

I can sort of see why though, considering only die hard Apple fans usually come to a release... perhaps the 5C will sell much better later on to little kids on a 2-year contract, or emerging markets. Any thoughts?