Ya know what really STAB Gear Grinds my gears with a pinch'a Shoal Salt? Elitism.
Elitism is what makes competitive gamers so loathed as a whole by the casual crowd, rather than on an individual basis. Elitists who smash noobs into the dirt with all their fury, then taunt them for just startin' to play a game like they once did does nothin' but take away enjoyment from said casual gamers. This in turn makes said newbies mighty salty. Often when (if) they become a veteran player themselves, the bullied becomes a bully. They'l pull the same elitist bullshit 'n either breed more anger or put off newbies who don't quite like t' be utterly decimated.
Newbies are always required to take their lumps, that's how it works, but addin' utterly uncouth insult to injury is just a dick move. Such trash derive pleasure from the displeasure of other players. It's literally glorified trollin', 'cept there's no gettin' these players banned for the wrong doings they readily engaged in.
As previously stated, (semi)competitive gamers myself get labeled as bein' similar to these dickbags as a result of their infamous lack of manners. Assholes are always heard more than kind individuals. Once again, hatred breeds hatred and the not-so-unkind competitive gamers might take t' bein' a prideful douche as a result of the prejudice. It's a vicious cycle which has turned multiplayer with randoms into sheer buffoonery and e-penis strokin'... in other words, right-shit.
Pride is a sin for bloody good reason.