I think that's complete rubbish. Who are you to tell anyone how they spend their time? WTF does it matter to you if someone spends majority of his/her time buying/selling gear vs practicing? Why do you care? The reality is, unless music is your income, nobody "needs" to practice more. I "need" to put food on the table, I "need" to keep a roof over our heads. Why do I have to take learning guitar seriously? I take my job that pays me 6 figures seriously. Guitar allows me to wank around every so often and not be serious. I have fun when I play and screw everyone for thinking I should treat this any differently.
I don’t give a damn what you think. See the difference of opinion here?
Some people are happy doing whatever. There are people with MS or ALS that would dream to be able to pick up a guitar at all, and people piss the opportunity away haphazardly.
Be thankful you can even hold a guitar. Have hands to play guitar. No debilitating disease to take away your ability to play guitar.
Just go play guitar. I said practice, but in general just get off the damn forums and do something productive with music other than surf aimlessly for gear that won’t make you any better than before. You’ll not fall into a merry go round chasing clout or covering up mistakes that playing productively would resolve.