It`s certainly a widely held belief, but it`s not one I subscribe to. The high blind, high tension atmosphere of the Final Table requires steady nerves and a very good appreciation of short-stack tactics. It`s something that few tournament players enjoy, and it`s tough to build up a body of experience, because it`s obviously difficult to reach a lot of final tables.
Personally, I feel I have a more noticeable edge over the field at the Final Table than at any other point in the tourney. I don`t any longer know how many FTs I have played, because I stopped counting once I got into three figures, but I am sure it`s far more than most of my opponents.
The final table is like most other aspects of poker - the more you practice, the "luckier" you get.