I can already hear the howls of indignation and protest.
Let us examine the differences:
|Purchases the latest games||Concentrates primarily on the title he/she plays in competition.|
|Addicted to reviews on the latest games||Tends only to read up on the games that interest him/her|
|When finishes the one game, moves onto the next.||Will play the title that he/she plays competitively for a number of years|
|Although never having played in a formal competition, considers him/herself to be highly competitive and expert at playing the game||Is more interested in competitive play, and competes religiously in order to improve his/her standard of play as well as his/her official rankings.|
|Does not control his/her playing time||Has specific times for training and competitive play.|
|Does not try to become 'technically' correct at the game||Makes every effort to learn the nuances of the game as well as the 'technicalities' behind the game.|
|Does not practice at the game||Practices for long hours in order to improve general standard of play.|
|Does not belong to a club||Belongs to a club in order to play in competition and thus take advantage of all the benefits of competitive play|
That is not to say that there will not be the rare individuals that cross the divide, but the two are very different.