On the sliding scale of computer users, where one end is "grandma" and the other end is "actually created the hardware," most gamers lie just below "power user".
@Elizafox yeah I'll agree with that
@Elizafox so most gamers are on top of grandma.
@Elizafox grandmas created the hardware so stop that rn
I don't think it really fits for the "everyone instantly knows what is meant by this" factor, though.
"Neophyte" or "luddite" often doesn't fit, either - we're talking about massively unskilled users, but not necessarily new users (and often *BELOW* a new user's skill level), and not necessarily anti-technology, just not understanding it.
@Elizafox TBQH, I'd say "gamer" is a subset of "power user".
"Power users" tend to fall into two categories, IME:
* Actually an expert at the tools they use for their regular tasks, completely clueless elsewhere
* Dunning-Kruger sufferers that eventually get things working and therefore think they're experts, but only by breaking everything else in their path, come up with completely illogical mythologies for how things work based on that, and then spew them out to other "power users"