2) Skill doesn't improve your experience, the perception of skill does. If your enemies are weaker than you, but not significantly, you feel good. It doesn't matter if the game has to be set on "very easy" or "very hard" to ensure this.
But in my mind, that person is ignorant. That's why I said it. And you basically proved my argument. Thank you. When people evaluate their own skill or someone else's skill, they must have a reference point. Therefore, skill is always a perception and there isn't really an argument against that. By saying that the perception of skill improves your experience, you are in essence saying the exact same thing that I initially said.
I bet the Wii U would sell more than 15M LTD by the end of 2015. He bet it would sell less. I lost.