@SporkFireXPS @Hey_Jay You're completely misinterpreting my position about effort. I wasn't trying to take some kind of stance about why female gamers don't post as often in forums or write reviews. It was entirely independent of anything else I was saying. It didn't come from some heavily-analyzed perspective. It was just the first idea that popped into my head. As I said, it wasn't predicated on any relevant information. It was just a theory. It doesn't make sense? Great. That theory has been proven wrong and put to rest. I'm not trying to defend that theory. It was just the first thing that came to mind when you brought up that specific part of the conversation.In other words, you're reading way too heavily into it. I wasn't trying to make a point when I'd said that. It was just thinking out loud, saying something in passing.... and regardless, it seems pretty clear that there are plenty of female gamers who are putting in effort, considering how many I've seen and met in person, some of whom are friends of mine. As for the competition, you haven't really proven anything because I said that I wasn't present for those competitions, so I have nothing to go on but your perspective from wherever you live, which has nothing to do with what I see where I live. Maybe there are girls in the competitions where I live, but I wouldn't know because I don't attend those.