Like using the swellinfo forums to consider yourself a surfer.
No, more like using a jetski to consider yourself a surfer. If you need a ski to get into some HH, maybe a foot over head waves, then you don't need to be out there. I get it for places like Jaws and Chopes and other insane / deadly waves, but on the E. Coast in 5-6ft waves? "C'mon Man."
I do get the point of the jet ski DPSUP, have you ever been at drifty big Rodanthe? I reckon taking some lickins, drifting faster than you can walk, and getting 2 waves in 45 min if your lucky is a right of passage for EC surfers and it is a sheet-ton of work.
However, if I had the chance to use a ski, I reckon I would do it, but if other guys were paddling, I'd feel like a soppy wet vag before too long.
Point is there is a time and place, and if you are surfing less than death defying waves while other guys are paddling, you are wrong. IMHO
Jet ski? On one condition. They have to be willing to bring me out slices of pizza or some such when my tummy gets empty to keep me from getting all pouty. ha. That'd be a great Snickers commercial! Tow on!