Originally Posted by kmelfina
Can someone slap me with a speech that disproves my thoughts?
Sure, play the game on your terms, not the terms of other people. As long as you're having fun, even if you aren't super 'l33t', rich, etc. then that's the way it should be. If people constantly make you feel bad stop dealing with them.
That's what I do anyway. I don't consider myself an elite player at all. My equips tend to suck compared to the top players, and even compared to many of my friends, but I play to have fun and as long as I am I'm happy. I can always get better equips eventually, but stressing out over the game is just going ruin the whole thing for me. This is also why I have so many characters, if I get bored with one class, or just feel like trying another class, I'll do it. Then I'll play until I get bored/etc. and switch to another, and so on. I decided to make a templar just recently and I've been playing a knight that used to be a mule for the last few days, and I'm having a blast. ^_^
So yeah, tl;dr, do what you enjoy, avoid people who continually take the fun out of the game, and don't feel bad about doing so.