Graham Bennett writes:
"Why would you ever want to identify yourself as a hardcore gamer? It is a common practice for people to identify themselves by what they associate themselves with. People call themselves writers, musicians, programmers, artists and any number of other titles, but why would anyone consider themselves a gamer? In all of the above examples, people are identified by what they produce rather than something they consume. People don't refer to themselves as 'televisioners,' 'filmers' or even as 'readers' with any regularity, so why the hell do we have 'gamers?'"