Guy above me has never heard of a mortgage apparently? Nor savings bonds, RRSPs, insurance, increasing cost of living, rampant inflation. I get it, $2k is a pittance, but when you have a plan in life you don't have an unlimited disposable income, even when you get pay raises and bonuses, a discerning adult will always invest in his future first. If you really have $2k disposable after all of that, you might as well play video games on your Fleming 65.
Single white males living in the mother's basement while they work have $2k disposable income. Impulse buyers can justify an entertainment purchase like that. But to tell people they needs to get a life or get a job because they don't drop thousands on a gaming rig is ridiculously ignorant.
I'm married, have twin daughters, 2 dogs (a German Sheppard and a Border Collie), 2 cars (one for me and one for the wife), a mortgage and a PC gaming hobby. I've been video gaming since I was 5 years old. My PC atm is an i7 4770k, GTX 780ti, 16Gb Ram, 256Mb SSD, 1Tb HDD etc. etc. I of course work full time to fund my life.
So where do I fit into your stereotype?