@op: I think you misunderstand.
What usually happens is that a new player asks a question about gameplay.
Some people on these forums will provide a bad answer to the question; unfortunately, when they corrected, they get pissy. Based on months of observations (or in some cases years), I feel that I can safely assume these are the people that never improve at anything IRL beyond what they can do on their own. Most likely, they don't work well (or have no experience with) sports teams or other organized groups where advice and correction come from more experienced people such as coaches, veteran group members, or peers with more experience/talent in a particular area.
The alleged "jerks", "assholes", "jackasses", ad nauseum
(note: all terms that the self-described "nice guys" here on TN use to describe other people) are more willing to take advice than most other players. As a result, they tend to progress faster and to higher-levels of play. The problem comes when, foolishly, these players assume that because Tribes 2 is just a game, no one
will have so much pride they can't take any advice. This is a poor assumption as shown be events on these forums.
because they happen to be more qualified than you?
i need to find that study where they found incompetent people don't understand the level of their own incompetence
( I believe, I'm too lazy to google it. )