Some of us already felt this way and others dont. I think the article does a great job blending the 2 schools of thought together. Pay close attention to what is said about competition vs defensive training, dry fire vs live fire, human self preservation being instinct, and what competition can do for you on the streets. My favorite point is learning to push speed through competition and see at what point you start to break apart and understand how to tune that down or up while maintaining accuracy. So many great points about the mental side of walking stages and understanding a plan and then expecuting it. Many seem to think that isnt realistic and can hurt you in SD but those of compete know better. At the end of the article he suggests competing to surround yourself with BETTER shooters.