I realize that holding a 14 year old kid who's only just getting into the particular hobby up to my standards when I've been deeply invested in it for half his lifespan is silly.
Judging people for arbitrary differences in minor aspects of ability that you can't even measure reliably past asking people to rate themselves is silly.
All that does is give one person a fleeting feeling of being powerful, being safe, while making the other person feel like shit. Then the first person is proven worse in another field by the second person and feels even worse because an "inferior" beat him at something.
The end point of cyclic competitiveness for self-validation by comparing personalities is retarded, so I cut it off at the stem.
Especially when it's a self-aggrandisement, badly hidden as a 'complaint' at 'how all these normies are so much worse then me, that it's distressing for XYZ, oh noes how am I supposed to deal with this'.
Seriously, I thought I left this ego-competition behind after highschool.
The younger generation are new. They are just getting into the hobby. Old, tired tropes we call cringe and deliberately avoid are exciting and captivating for them. That is as it should be. They will wizen and when I am old, they will be like I am now. So while I am more experienced, I would make that new hobby grace period as awe-inspiring as I can, so that that stage of their hobby can be most appreciated.