The addictiveness of compensations is proportional to the quantity and pleasurableness of the lost sensation. The loss of pain sensation, if such is possible, for instance, should not evoke unconscious compensations at all, not to speak obsession with them.
The pleasure is the best so its loss is the worst. The loss of pleasure sensation should produce the most obsessive compensations. Pleasure related compensations are usually overdramatized, and can border on fanaticism. They can be really explosive.
The devotion to compensatory activities fosters the psychological transformation. The pleasure lost together with the receptors speeds the cortical reorganization to the greatest degree. The loss of pleasure sensation conjectures the existence of a happier reality abundant in pleasure and at the same time fosters abstract reasoning. The loss of pleasure receptors evokes a belief in blissful realms and favours devoted religiousness. It requires heaven.