That's in response to this article and people trying to classify gaming as an addiction.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/27/AR2007062700995.html
I'm glad we are taking the observations of a 14 year-old as gospel. Spending five hours a day gaming is no different than spending 5 hours a day watching TV, knitting, or playing golf.
Gaming is a relatively new phenomenon and when people, particularly old people, are confronted with something they don't understand, they panic. That's what is happening here.
Hell you might even make the argument spending the time in a virtual world is better than spending it in this shitty fake real world we live in. At least online people are interesting.