Why Gold is Elo Heaven

I’d heard, while climbing through Bronze and Silver, that Gold was Elo heaven. I asked why and never really understood, but now I do. It’s a high enough rating for the players to be reasonably consistent from game to game, but a low enough rating for their skill to be reasonably similar despite small rank differences. The game plays pretty much the same way each time, allowing a little strategy and reducing frustration due to player performance variance. It feels good.
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