Define snobbish, does it equate to more demanding? You can demand more from software and hardware without behaving like a snob. You can be crtitical of hardware and software without behaving like a snob. Does the segment of society defined as "hardcore gamers" present a high percentage of individuals with this trait? Who knows? However, snobs can be found in all social groups and in all social strata, even amongst groups of farmville players.