Since this is your thread, you would be the one to properly define consumption. You asked broadly what people who identify themselves as gamers think of their identity as being based on unnecessary consumption. So I tried to provide examples of unnecessary consumption as natural, both with my defence of the gaming industry and with my animal kingdom reference.
I had a feeling after reviewing my post you might take that last bit the wrong way, I wasn't trying to imply you were. I have seen arguments along those lines from "anti-gamers" and included it. I should have made it clear I wasn't aiming that at you, apologies. I didn't set out to annoy you. If I somehow misunderstood your question well, user error. Thanks for the topic anyway.