^ +1 McGyver
Tom, I think you misunderstood the part about barking orders and being suitably attired. I'm more likely to listen to someone that looks like a seasoned vet than some speedballer with an AEG in his hands. I trust that person more, but you are correct, the gear doesn't make the player it DOES give a good indication of their commitment to the activity at hand tho.
LOL @ 6mm paintball!