Woodsball players are willing to pay more for paint, are willing to spend more on gear, and they are extremely common because when most people think paintball, they think woodsball. so thats exactly where they go when they want to play for the 1st time.
Forums like these aren't indicitive of what players play more. most guys here probably play speedball. Most people who play in the woods. especially those who aren't into scenario play, dont really have a reason to hop on a forum and talk about it.
On your first point. I wonder what a national Paintball Player Poll would really show?
It does not seem possible that speeballers are not spending more, considering the cost of their guns and equipment. I thought tournament paint was the most expensive?.
trust me, there are more woods ballers. Like i said, taking a sampling from this forum isn't indicative of anything.
Also consider the ridiculous number of outlaw ballers out there who just have a field in their backyard. im 100% sure that tippmann is selling more guns a year than any other manufacturer nationwide.