JDS's reflexes and his power are gifts, but his combos and accuracy are all skills that he's had to work to attain.
That's what I meant in differentiating the two.
All manner of men came to work for the News: everything from wild young Turks who wanted to rip the world in half and start all over again -- to tired, beer-bellied old hacks who wanted nothing more than to live out their days in peace before a bunch of lunatics ripped the world in half.
Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
The Rum Diary