I am all for competition as past posts, and my willingness to go in to large tournaments. However there is something people need to remember. No matter what you are doing anytime you need to act better then everyone else it just the perfect thing that will draw those curious to play your game away.
You will find snobs in all games it just really goes absurd when you talk to some video game tournament players or die hard players of a lot of different games. If you like cards and your new we have had people who never played magic feel like they could play with us and that is great. They can learn while we get people to play against so everyone has a good time.
I don’t mind playing against or even teaching new people some games. I love it because that is something else people can have fun over in a world where everything seems to be so stressful. You could go sit down and have a fun game with many different people for almost no extra cost. It has been good to me when other parts of my life seemed to be going badly. So if you need to be ultra competitive then fine. If you do it in a time or a place that reflects badly on you as a person then maybe you need to get out of the game before it does more harm then good.