Eh, I tend to agree that playing 5 hours every day represents a deficiency somewhere in your life. Maybe there are some exceptions, but they're probably not for those with families and full-time jobs.
Five hours every day is a bit extreme for anyone, if for no other reason than it just isn't healthy. It's a long time to be unproductive, unsociable, and sedentary. 35 hours a week is practically a second full time job of that crap.
And that may be ok for some people, but it shouldn't be tuned so that that goal is difficult even when that kind of playtime is the norm.
Isn't that where fatigue comes in?
Anyways - why is everyone arguing over this crap? I probably played 5 hours a day in High School on FFXI, because well, let's face it - you have no responsibilities in HS, I did that even with a job and hanging out with friends.
Now 8 years later, of course I don't have time to play 5 hours a day (usually) but I may go a day without playing, then play for a 5 hour period, who are you to say it's not healthy? What if you work all day outside, then spend 5 hours sitting around playing, do you spend 8 hours a day working in an office? The example is less sedentary than you.
I could play 5 hours a day, work 9 to 5, workout and be in better shape than most people who don't play games at all, so I fail to see this "unhealthy" crap. There's no chance of me ever being at a point in my life anytime soon where I want/have time to play 5 hours a day 7 days a week, but I could see myself getting close to that number at some point during lulls in goings-on in real life, but then again I play with my significant other, and most of my real life friends that no longer live within proximity of me - how un-social of me.
Also - last I checked, one of the things that makes humans, well... human is our ability to enjoy entertainment and be unproductive
, if you have the time and money to enjoy yourself, by all means do so - certainly I'd criticize someone if they were living on welfare in a dilapidated house playing FFXIV, but you should not ***
ume everyone is an extreme edge case.