You're not funny and your argument is terrible. There are much better ways to approach this, rather than arguing "hobbies aren't supposed to be about money".
If you have a hobby and it has the potential to make money/ gain you popularity, why wouldn't you pursue it? Casuals are weak-minded.
Partly, yes. I'm not disagreeing as such. It's just that somebody with a full-time job, maybe an especially demanding one, may not have the time or inclination to advance to that stage. All I'm saying is for some it HAS to remain a hobby. A guy who's new to the game, and only gets maybe a few hours a week to play, isn't going to win anything at all at tournaments and isn't going to expect to.
I am a counter example to this. I go to school full-time and my week is spent programming, while I work 20+ hours a week on the weekends. However, I have managed to do well at 3 tournaments thus far, with Chicago in a week. When school starts again next week, I will only be playing in local and online tournaments, without much practice again.
Well, sure. Everyone's situation is different. I can see that I was being too presumptuous, and I was wrong about that. My issue, really, was with 'If you have a hobby and it has the potential to make money/ gain you popularity, why wouldn't you pursue it?' It's not as simple as that. Just about every single person playing the game, regardless of ability, has the potential to improve and enter tournaments and such. They are plenty of valid reasons why that might not appeal.
But hey, this is a topic about a man and his sexy new truck. It's a great-looking prize too, hope it doesn't wind up on eBay or something.