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Now certainly, to each his own, regarding entertainment. To equate those two games though, is silly at best. It's like saying Chess and Candy Land are the same. Are they both games? Sure. Do they have comparable skill requirements or similar side-benefits bestowed to the player? Absolutely not. Does it make me an elitist for thinking that a game should have some challenge to overcome to be worth my time and mental capacity? Maybe.
Now if your wife pointed out that farmville and say...watching football were similar, I'd have to begrudgingly agree with her. I'll still insist that even watching a sporting event requires more thought than Farmville, but she'd be a lot closer than the comparison in the OP.