Oz is right. Call them whatever you want, but there are good, bad, loose, tight, lottery, bingo, etc players at every level. Tons of poker players today, live AND online, have more money than brains.
Main Event is even a good example. $10,000 buy-in and in 2006 when they all started together, 2/3 were gone by the end of the first day. Was it because they all played 'real' poker?
And what is 'real' poker? It's not my style to lotto off my chips, but poker is a game of playing your own cards and money any way that you desire. They are both 'yours' until you lose your chips and chair. And if you lose your chips, there's always a re-buy, right. Why do they have re-buys? Is it because you're so good or so lucky that you have the comfort zone of the re-buy period and no one uses it?
If every table was played by skill alone, and skill won every hand, they would stop calling it 'gambling'. Always keep in mind, the average to poor poker player provides a source of tremendous income for the B&M casinos
, the online cardroom operators, and the good players.