I don't care if I get better.
I don't care if my opponent is better than me.
I'm not looking to improve myself, to "practice" for some theoretical future game that's somehow the more "real" game, or to reach some future goal.
Nope, I'm there to play. A game. An activity that's inherently fun. And I take the basic premise of the game (I shoot at you, you shoot at me, someone gets a splat and they're out) dead seriously. And being surrounded by those who take the premise of the game as seriously as me brings me nothing but joy, even when I'm losing.
Those who ignore the basic premise of the game (which is again you get hit, you go out), for whatever reasoning they think of in their inferior minds, just aren't real players. They're just pretending to play paintball, and I do not appreciate these non-players wasting my time, paint, and money on my field. They most certainly aren't "better" than me or any other player. Heck, that first timer with a rental is a better paintball than these losers since he's actually playing paintball, and not just pretending to play.
There will always be cheaters, but that's not an excuse for them. Call them out on it, let it be known that it is NOT acceptable behavior for a real paintballer. Peer pressure is a surprisingly powerful thing, best to use it only for good.
David Johnson, AKA Fubarius.
Nunquam emere quid potes facere