And that's why I don't buy into public stats, just because some one is not as good at a computer game as someone else does not necessarily invalidate that persons argument, knowledge does not always translate into skill. A person can have a encyclopedic knowledge of any subject, sport for example, and still have his opinion respected even though he might not play at all. A player here could be a 60 year person who has dedicated his life to the study of naval warfare, ships and understanding the mechanics of this game due to that interest, he will however not have the reaction times of a 16 year old, another person could be equally knowledgeable and not have a great internet connection or rig.
Stat snobbery is toxic in my opinion, and my WOT experience convinced me of it. When you have half a team leaving a match before the match is even started down to stats, then that's a problem. So when I was given the opportunity to buy out of all that bull in this game I grabbed it with both hands.
I am not ashamed of my stats, I am not the best player in the game but I am no where near the worst either, I just don't see that they are anyone business but my own. I have been here since 2012 and was a closed beta tester, I am perfectly capable of looking at my own stats and see where I am lacking or excelling, I don't need anyone to do it for me.