You must have some strange, false sect confused with the holy saints and martyrs of the Holy Orthodox Church who loved prayer, fasting, and Liturgies.
Punch's comments are part of the Orthodox tradition: Amma Theodora, who lived in the desert of Egypt, said the same thing- demons love fasting and vigils, they never sleep and don't eat!
The point is not to love prayer, fasting, and vigils but to love God. Hopefully the prayer, fasting, and vigils leads a person to that, but if it doesn't something is amiss.
I think that we are close, but coming from a different angle. I do not believe that prayer, fasting and vigils lead a person to God. If that were so, the Hindu and others would become Christian since they pray, fast and hold vigils to an extent that probably make us look sad. I believe that Love of God will manifest itself in the performance of good works (such as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting those who are sick and in prison, and the other things that Christ Himself tells us that He will judge us on).
Worship comes from our love for God. The more we love Him, the more that we will desire to worship Him. As to prayer and fasting, they are means to an end, not the end that we seek to attain. I firmly believe that if the only works that we have to present to Christ are our fasts and vigils, it will not go well for us. He nowhere in His Word mentions that as a criteria of Salvation. However, if we love one another, help those less fortunate than ourselves, and do these things because we Love God and these are His Commandments, I really believe that he will forgive us for thankfully making use of the gifts that He has given us, even if certain of His people get their panties in a wad over it.
No, I am not at all confused. I have read the lives of these Saints, and even assisted in the publishing of some of them in English (in a small way). It saddens me that the only thing that some supposedly "Orthodox" Christians seem to get out of reading the Lives of the Saints (if, indeed, they have ever read them) is the fasting and vigils. Heck, if that was all that is what it takes to be a Christian, the Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, demons and the like are super-Orthodox. On the other hand, if one is really a Christian, why would they put so much emphasis on something that even Christ tells us should be done in secret? I'm sorry, but if the only thing that marks one as a Christian is what they do or don't eat and how long they stand in Church, they probably really suck at being Christians. It truly saddens me that when I talk to other Christians about Orthodoxy, the only thing that they have heard about the Church (if anything at all) is that we wear fancy vestments and fast a lot. Yep, something that I am really proud to be known for - not!