That's kind of a moot point though isn't it? It's the same with every activity in human history, those who have more time to dedicate to a hobby or skill are going to naturally be better at it than someone who isn't. That's why competitve esports players give up work and move into a house with their team mates (at great personal financial risk to themselves to make it big I might add), it's why real athlete attend daily training seasons.
The reality; this is not going to be like WoW where you join a random BG with no matchmaking. This is a PvP based game - PGI has already stated that there will be matchmaking to balance teams. Basically any game like this would need matchmaking.
Additionally, I have a full time seven days a week job, a missus and two kids. I was still able to fit in a couple of arena matches per night generally and we easily got to 1550 rating. Couple of things I learnt if you want to 'get good' at competitive pvp;
It is always better to play with friends than with randoms, they're more forgiving of mistakes and you can help identify weak spots in each other's play, also you're more likely to effectively communicate which is vital.
It's better to play one match a night than try to fit in 20 matches in one day - you will keep your skills sharper playing consistently than by playing more but with massive gaps between when you get to play.
A lot of the schism perceived by people "who have jobs and a life" is largely just that - PERCEIVED to be a far greater schism or gap than it actually is.
And yeah - can we keep on topic? (says the bloke with the huge off topic post, whoops)
Edited by Runz, 25 April 2012 - 10:30 PM.