Here’s something I hope will start a positive and engaging conversation within the community, but has nothing to do with anything technical in ST:
I feel that most of the ST community that I communicate with on a regular basis are among the best players in the world. Who here is confident enough to make that claim (that they, themselves are one of the best ST players in the world) for themselves and can also feel justified in making that claim? I know I am. What about you guys? Also side questions: After the first statement I made (regarding my thoughts on the active community’s skill level), did that change anyone’s opinion on anything? who feels they are NOT one of the best players in the world, and who feels that I would not consider them one of the best? I’m interested, guaging the 1. overall confidence level of everyone here
2. How the community feels about the global skill level of ST
3. The standards we hold ourselves to regarding ST
I’m intentionally not defining terms such as “best” and who is “part of the community” who isn’t and other such ambiguous ideas… Leaving them up to interpretation (and please provide your own interpretation if you feel that it differs from many people’s)
And I certainly have follow up thoughts and questions in mind after some responses come in.