I most have missed your point.. I thought that IT would prepare me So that's just another grind for mats.I fail to see how mining and rare trading prepares for pvp. Would be totally fine to bypass that with Arx. And I'm OK with teens being better than me at videogames. Whatever you do, there is a five-year old chinese already doing it better.
And yes I admittedly envy younger players their better eye-hand coordination in regards to gaming.