Correct. Hobbies are hobbies. Restoring a 64 Impala means you like 64 Impalas. Reaching a high level in a game may be equally satisfying.
Full disclosure: my youngest daughter works for Blizzard Entertainment, but does not play any of the games they produce. Yet she is told that her deparment would not function as well without her.
What’s irritating about this is that the actions of a couple morons in some irrelevant backwater can go viral nationally and make the party as a whole look bad.
Will it decide the election? No. But this story will spread like wildfire on every MMOLG bulletin board in the country and probably sway several hundred undecideds, at least.
If my son decides that he wants to spend his teenage years restoring old cars, I'll be thrilled. Not so much if he wants to sit in the dark drinking Diet Pepsi and playing WoW all day.