The end result is the MM'S always manipulate the stock price to make them all worthless so nobody wins!!
There are right ways and wrong ways to play options. The right ways reduce risks, the wrong ways increase risks.
sell options, dont buy them. I've been trading them for 14 years successfully
If that is the case, it wouldn't matter if people played options or not... would it?
Tell that to the people who owned puts going into earnings...