At any rate, the point I was trying to make is that the speed of the Vogon servers doesn't really allow you to become a good player by just playing occasionally. You actually have to train your hands to respond automatically, which is why my left-spin shots have gotten a bit more spot-on (although my right-turns are still clumsy and off-kilter). When your body becomes used to the sensitivity and your reflexes respond before your logic kicks in, THAT's when you pass that plateau.
The only times I've ever beaten AG are when I can successfully move fast enough to stay "behind" him or keep him looking for me, but still have the psycho-reflexes to rail him as soon as I see him. That's what, twice out of 4,000x?