What makes a noob?

The following are words I read from a magazine I just read:

Do you feel insulted when someone calls you a noob? Well, suffer no more and grab a copy of the following game guides that will surely hone your skills to be a master of your own craft.

I couldn’t disagree more.

I say, the fact that one will “grab a copy” and read any such books is exactly what will make one a complete noob.

Reading about games doesn’t make you master of it. Playing those games will.

Oh, I should say, it’s not a gaming magazine so…