My good friend Vanesco just pointed this out to me, and I found it to be very interesting.
Have you guys ever had friends who don’t go to tournaments, but are really really good? And then you tell them, hey you should go to a tournament, and they’re like, naw I suck, I’d get destroyed. Then they actually go to a tournament, and other people tell them they’re good or whatever, and their opinions of themselves change? Just really interesting how feedback from others will totally affect players’ attitudes towards their own skill.