Ben, thanks for the response. In hindsight, I honestly could have been more polite and charitable in my original response. I had judged you based on one article that doesn’t reflect the totality of who you are. Sorry about that; I probably should have given you the benefit of the doubt.
But still this piece does have certain problems in its wording and tone that can give the wrong impression, which I think agree on.
Maybe part of my disconnect is that the “game” aspect hasn’t been a motivator for me. But perhaps to each his own.