Haha, about me i can say that only takes from my time and sleep, sometimes money. Its normal to lose, but also the poker brings me recreation. Probably thats why im playing it. It gives pleasure, adrenaline, emotions and alot more.
It depends on a person who plays it, its not good that you dont do the important things that has to be done in the day and waste it in poker. But there are probably players like this. They have own heads and can take choices, even if they know its bad and still do it it doesent metter.
My opinion is that its bad thing to play poker instead of doing more important things and tasks. Who gonna quit his job to play poker? Who will lose the trust of friends and family?
I think no one strong thinking human could just put poker infront of important things. (im not talking about sleep and free time taken, cause all of us sacrifices their freetime and sleep haha )