Correia - Neither. Luck can outperform skill on any given day!
The guy who wrote the letter is the same type who thinks and says that he is an expert driver because he owns the meanest, loudest and most expensive hupmobile on the block. The car usually ends up as a cube about 2 feet square and 3 feet long. Sometimes the driver is included in the cube, sometimes he isn't if he's lucky.
"I own therefore I am."