lol... none taken. I most certainly was a pool room rat in my late teens and early 20's. I've been lucky that I managed to retain a decent amount of my hard knocks as a young adult.Most of us are not pool room rats (no offense intended) and play only when we have time. If I knew 30 years what I know now about the game I'd be a much better player. ie I haven't plateaued yet and I'm starting to get old.
25yrs later, I don't think there's another game accelerating epiphany in my future. My eyes are going and I really should take up yoga. Obviously there's still things to learn, but having a handle on the coriolis effect in regards to pool balls isn't jumping my fargo an extra point....lol