The requirement for attendance can also be misleading.
Sometimes 'real life' and other priorities go far above attending games.
What bugs me is not the game attendance; I've seen folks who do attend games and still dont know shit. It's people who arrive, know everything because they read it someplace, never tried or owned a product or something sufficiently similar type to make an informed comment.
Those people give tons of advice to equally new folks who take it as gospel.
Currently, I fully qualify as a chairsofter. I think I could earn the Golden La-Z-Boy award. Why? Real life deeply SUCKED for me in the past few years; games became quite secondary. So if for that I get lumped along with the ignorant, so be it.