I use legal pads at work all the time. I've gotten a reputation for doodling during meetings... even had a boss tell me he would "kill" me if I ever doodled in one of his meetings again. I'm in the process of developing a site called cubedoodles.com - a place for people to upload work doodles.
I absolutely agree! I've been told the same thing about "feeling" too much and too deeply. But I don't know how else to be. I wouldn't want to be any other way. If I didn't feel, I wouldn't have reasons to be creative, and then... what's the point of existing??