I admit I play a few hours daily as well, in order to kill time and because I don't have anything better to do. Yet I hate being called a gamer and I don't accept being called one. Not only I feel it doesn't suit me, but I definitely feel degraded by being called one. I will explain in detail below why I feel degraded by being called one.
(In alphabetical order)
1) Bad Reputation Among Older People.
Many people usually above 50-55, are going to think you are some immature person who likes to spend his time by playing video-games. They won't take you seriously.
2) Girls Who Like You More Are Gamer Girls.
Gamer-girls tend to be less attractive and more nerdy than non-gamer girls. It's not a stereotype, it's what I've seen in pictures and from school years as well. Those girls who used to play video-games were mostly the less attractive ones. And certainly I have no desire to be liked by such a girl.
3) I Don't Want To Be A Geek Or A Nerd In Any Way
I simply avoid ANYTHING geeky or nerdy in my life both from inside and outside. I don't wear glasses even if I have to. I don't wear a fully buttoned shirt. I don't care about computer knowledge, and how to program a computer. I don't read fictional books. I don't read comics and manga. And the list goes on and on. I simply avoid anything geeky/nerdy-related and being a gamer is one of the most noticeable traits of a geek/nerd.
4) It Makes You More Immature And Less Serious
It's more or less a fact, that gamers tend to behave in a less mature way, and often mix-up their life with their gaming life. I've seen this kind of behavior here in GAG as well. Not to be mean, but have a look at the posts coming from people who define themselves as gamers. To me gamers age by month (mentally) instead by year as it seems.
5) It Makes You More Introverted
It's pretty obvious why. Since you have to stay more and more hours indoors, just for the shake of a game, you'll become more introverted as time goes by. So by avoiding games, you will tone down your introvertness too.
6) It Makes Your Skin More Pale
Since you stay indoors most of the time, it makes your skin more pale. And if you were born very white, as it happened in my case, you end up staying pale. I really hate having pale skin, so I have to stay under the sunlight for many hours to get a proper tanning. I know there are portable consoles though, but I prefer to walk when I'm under the sunlight instead of playing games.
7) Non-gamer Girls Don't Like Gamers Most Of The Times
Most non-gamer girls, tend to be more attractive than gamer girls most of times. And more outgoing as well. So a gamer would be less successful among those girls. In other words, if you choose to be a gamer, you will have to accept being with less attractive girls.
8. Time Consuming
Maybe even gamers admit that. If you are a gamer, then you have to spent not hours but years in total for the shake of games. I mean if a gamer plays 6 hours per day for 40 years, then this will be 10 years from his life in total.
9) Waste Of Money
You don't buy games for free. You have to spend money for them. Or if they are not PC games, you have to buy a console, you have to buy controllers, and such stuff, and the game itself of course. And of course you won't play only one game, but dozens. So can you count how much money are going to be wasted?
10) Weird Sense Of Humor
I never got gamers' sense of humor, no matter how hard I tried. It's very bizarre to me. And I don't find it funny at all as well.