With all the arguments going back and forth about how ARSA only represents 'Amateur' rocketeers, as opposed to hobby/recreational rocketry, I looked up the word in the dictionary.
Amateur: (n) 1: A person who engages in an art, science, study, or athletic activity as a pastime rather than as a profession.[French, from Latin amtor, lover, from amre, to love.]
In other words... an amateur is a person who engages in some activity, not because he/she gets paid for it, (or, in some cases, not*only* because they get paid for it...) but because they LOVE doing it. With that in mind, EVERY person who flies a rocket - be it an Estes RTF kit, or a clustered-N behemoth - we're ALL amateur rocketeers. We do what we do because we enjoy doing it.
So can we *please* stop arguing about how the legislation or the lawsuit "Doesn't Affect Hobby (or Amateur) Rocketry"...? After all, they're one in the same... :-)