Love the new avatar Shug!
Car camping for me is similar to what's already been said; if I can't fit everything into my pack AND carry it, then I'm car camping. I actually enjoy car camping. Sure, it isn't the grand adventure that many hikes hold the potential for experiencing, but good times with friends has its rewards too. As others have said, a good cut of meat and a cold beer enjoyed under the stars makes for a darn fine evening.