Simply because you can do something does not necessarily make it right . . . take this for example - a homeless guy, dirty, unshaven, wearing rags and worn out clothing, standing in front of a convenience store asking passers-by for spare change - you can tell the guys just down on his luck, has had a hard life, and is just trying to get by. You don't place blame or guilt on him for being there, hell, some might even cough up some money for him - but, you just let him be as he's simply trying to do the best he can with what little he has . . . . But, replace that homeless guy with a clean, shaven, suit-wearing businessman, sporting the Rolex, the Bluetooth, lounging on the hood of his Porsche while asking people for spare change - it's a different story. Most people might even take offense to him for it, he appears to be doing better than most others are, but is yet still looking for freebies and handouts. Although, botyh people are doing the same exact action, the homeless guy and his pan-handling is generally "accepted" by the public, whereas the richie guy's pan-handling isn't. Do you see the point? Based on the last statement of your own (that you quoted), the topic has gone back to our earlier statements . . . in that, if you're reducing visual settings to ensure consistent performance, because your rig can not handle maxing out a game for online play, then there's really nothing wrong with lowering settings. Performance should always come before IQ when in regard to online play . . . one can't hope to have anywhere near a decent time if your rig is struggling along at 35FPS . . . It's the fact that, yes, everyone has the game and can reduce their visuals - just like those who can't run the game adequately . . . but, lowering one's visuals for the sake of being able to gain an advantage no longer means that you're playing it as "just a game," but have instead decided that the game/action is serious enough that you must take steps to remain competitve . . . in that sense, you're taking the game more seriously than most players. IMHO, the attitude you've been giving off here is the same exact kind of attitude seen by a lot of "n00bs" in most MP games - those that complain that others are using "hax," or are abusing "n00bish" weapons and/or tactics, or are whining that there are too many campers/snipers, etc. etc. but are quick to call out others and tell them to "deal with it" as soon as another user points out they're doing the same thing. The same that tend to be proficient in the whining department, deficient in the skills department, and aren't willing to just get into the action and simply play the game. It's the same attitude of "well, it's alright if I decide to use n00bish tactics or weapons, or decide to camp or snipe, and anyone that complains is just whining like a n00b."