^ Ashraf is not trying to be an elitist; that is just what he believes.
Lamentably, I hold a radically different perspective. All those stories and anecdotes you hear about from your parents or friends about somebody working relentlessly on something before becoming successful must derive from somewhere. It is with utmost conviction that I believe there is no maximal "capping out" from practice. After all, perfect practice makes perfect but since one can never be perfect, practice has infinite gains.
I would not be so hasty to assume Ashraf is being elitist; just because he holds a different viewpoint doesn't mean he is trying to patronize or condescend people who contend differently. The entire predicament parallels that of religion -- except we obviously don't kill in the name of it.