So basically people who use parsers are out to make everyone play how they do, to drive them around like bosses at a job.
That's the second time you've decided to broadly generalize every one who uses a tool in a negative way. First it was "They're all bads" and now it's "They're all control freaks." Are you just trolling?
Gotcha I and many others are correct in calling you elitists.
You can call parser users whatever name you want, but it doesn't make it true. Even the label "elitist" is meaningless. Some of the content in the game will be difficut and group centric. The enjoyment of 7 other people or 23 other people may be determined in part by your willingness to conform to expectations and/or "try hard" at a game. If wanting to succeed at hard content makes some one an elitist so be it, but if you don't want to succeed, then why are you there, and if you're not there, why do you care?
But even that's irrelevant because as you say:
I dont need a parser to tell me how to play, Im an intelligent grown man, who can actually read what a tool tip is tyvm.
So you are basically an expert without needing any help, which means that some one who is parsing your performance shouldn't really find any problem with what you're doing. Regardless of whether you're doing it the way some one else thinks you should, the numbers should speak for themselves. You will be near the top of damage boards, or effective healing, or damage mitigation and threat generation, avoiding AoEs, etc.
Since you are such a great player, no one will have any reason to "tell you how to play." So what's the problem exactly?
It sounds like maybe you are "awesome" in your mind, but in measurable results, tend to fall short (almost all people over estimate their own competence at everything they do, so don't feel too bad) or you are worrying about something which can't possibly effect you.
Not to mention, you've simply chosen to ignore that the biggest reason people use parsers isn't to improve your performance but to improve their own. You sneer at this behavior and degrade those people, for what reason? If you're not actually better than them (and I suspect you're not, but you insist you are) then you're the fool for calling THEM "bad", and if you ARE better, then you're the very elitist you accuse others of being.
Either way, your disdain doesn't make logical sense. It seems like an emotional reaction based on ... what? People failing to recognize how awesome you are naturally? Some one told you to use Sushi instead of Mithkabobs?
What life experience makes you comfortable asserting that all people who use parsers are bad players or bad people? IMO, no valid excuse exists to make such claims. Edited, Aug 22nd 2013 10:26am by KarlHungis