I definitely started on a scooter. it was very different and I mostly rode alone and worked on it NONE. but this is like a new scooter, I expect that's mostly what you're running into.
then theres the vintage scooter folks, which wind up crossing over with the new ones with vespa clubs and whatever. we went to the atl group rallies, there were totally fun lovin goobers but the ratio was lower, more older folks, staying in hotels individual rooms and showing up to well scheduled events and riding in neat lines. it's not the carefree and formless chaos that a moped rally is.
we def tried to incorporate some of the more organized events structure from the scooter rallies and it doesn't work. if you've got a scheduled slow race at 4pm, a scooter rally's got its squad lining up at 3:50, vs a moped rally where nobody's even at the place til theyredone eating at like 8 or 9 and then maybe the next day someone mentions "oh yeah we were supposed to do XYZ". That or it's an impromptu thing that's organized with some determined yelling at everyone, and maybe 1/10 people participate in and everyone else forgets