Although I have an appreciation of the Spitfire, I have a greater respect for the Hurricane which served in greater numbers earlier in the conflict as Hawkers Board decided on an at risk build when trouble was brewing. This stockpile of aircraft were purchased and put into service very quickly whereas the Spitfire orders were relatively slow in coming.
Much of the aura surrounding the Spitfire appears to have developed from its wing plan and stories/comments from German pilots; there may also have been a level of commercial input by its manufacturers.
But then many older aircraft have a high level of following as a result of their history.
AitchBEE's International Rescue mention, obviously referencing Thunderbirds gives me a chance to shamelessly plug ;-) the organisation that my wife is an operational volunteer for International Rescue Committee
An organisation at Enstone Airfield is constructing a squadron of scaled down Spitfires for Display purposes and personal use.
They may be a bit unhappy if they are up-staged by a Squadron of real ones.
My late Brother-in-Law flew Spits just after the Battle of Britain. The unofficial test on passing the Operational Conversion Unit, I think that it was at Hawarden, was to fly under the Menai Suspension Bridge. Not for the faint hearted.
He ended up as a Forward Air Controller in Burma and would never buy anything Japanese.