Other observations about "casual players." When a game doesn't go their way, they don't think it was a casual game. In MTGO, they invented terms like "thief" (people who use cards like Confiscate, Bribery, Acquire...etc), "discard junkie" (people who play more than 8 or so discard spells, or who know how to use discard spells to maximum effect), "counter whore" (anyone who plays Islands, regardless if they have counters in their deck or not). More than any other players, they are the ones more bent to conceding to a round when just 1 of their spells was countered, or 1 of their creatures destroyed. They don't try at all and give up easily. Weak mentalities. They are the ones who write down a long list of what type of match they're looking for: "Testing deck. please no discard, counter, LD, control, islands, method of winning. thx " What the hell are the smilies supposed to mean here? As a matter of fact, they are the one's who think it's funny to "lol" someone when they've just pulled a "smart move." Not that it's rude, but if I wrote "lol" for every trick I've pulled I would have "lolololololololololololololololololol x 10^10000." Their idea of a "friendly match" is one in which they will more likely win than lose, but "have fun in the process, of course!" So far, they're the only players who disconnect from the server when they're not doing so well. 99% will not hesitate to rip you off in a trade. All my MTGO friends are tournament players and they are some of the most honest and friendly people I've ever come across in the Magic community in general. As an experiment, I went to the casual trading room once and said I'm looking to trade my Kokusho for a Keiga (the real value of Kokusho to Keiga is 1 Kokusho = 3 Keigas, and even more, actually), I get so many responses so fast, and not one of them offered to tell me the real value of Kokusho. When I told them it was just an experiment, they called me manipulative. When I tried to argue, the best response I got was this: "if it was true, you can't blame anyone for it because it's up to you to know the value of the cards." Really? Whatever happened to dealing with other with integrity and honesty? Of course, I can go on. And yes, I know that no one person or group of people can represent "casual players." But one must face up to the facts: I know more deluded, spiteful, dishonest "casual" players than any other type of players. If anything people must at least admit that there are ugly things under the term "casual" and is being abused by a very different sub-specie of players out there who are far from being what the term "casual" implies.