I am just a beginner but am glad to hear that long term players feel the same as I do.
Reading some of the comments from self acclaimed experts on these forums I began to feel I was playing a totally different version of the game to the one they were.
Yes, it's always affirming to find people who agree with one's point of view. Also, simply because someone has had an account for a number of years does not necessarily mean that they're a long-term player. It simply means their account has been around a long time, not that they've played for that entire time or have played a lot.
Finally, as an aside, who are these players who have proclaimed themselves to be experts?