As much a people will try and correct everyone that uses it in this way and enforce that the word ‘scrub’ is in fact a mindset, a mentality for players who impose artificial limits on their playstlye. It still doesn’t take away from the fact that ‘scrub’ as a skill level insult is used by *everyone *in the FG community, from top players to random stream monsters. I have heard pretty much every top player use the word scrub to describe just any kind of crappy play, mashing or random DPs etc. It’s pretty rare to hear the other usage of someone having a restrictive mindset, at best I’d say 10%.
I understand that people don’t want or like their scene to be associated with straight up insults on a player’s skill, especially a scene that’s trying so hard to grow. But, it is what it is. Barking at people that it means something different and considerably less insulting doesn’t really make it so. The people have spoken as it were.