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No, that is normal. Not all crushes have to be head-over-heels-and-better-stalk-them-on-facebook-and-do-high-pitched-giggles crazy. This one sounds more like a really strong friendship where you really respect the guy. I'd also say that many crushes actually start out this way. Sometimes it starts with a "yeah, I guess he's pretty cool" then progresses to "he's the coolest cat on the block" then goes to a "I really want to be with him" crush.
In any case, it is not weird. You should progress with your own crushes and lovelife just as fast as you want. You're doing great. Stay golden ponybo-- **ponygirl**