A hobbyist tried a serious competition and found that Murphy’s Law dominated. This is bad news for both sides in any potential civil war: both sides would be led by overconfident, underexperienced theorists rather than people with appropriate experience. Both sides would probably have trouble learning from experience and would make horrible mistakes for long periods before they started learning.
On a similar theme:
You’re probably sucking hind tit completely unaware of how ill prepared you actually are. I see it all the time. Guys show up in their comfort zones and get their asses handed to them, and that shakes them.