Funny, I look up to him too, specifically his dedication to perfection in JRPGs. I've been playing Final Fantasy XII for over 4000 hours since it came out back in 2006. I'm too different from him to ever reach the "heights" that he did. I'm also not analytical enough. He is genuinely intelligent. I end up restarting over and over, dozens and dozens of times, because of some perceived imperfection and can never fully complete the game, which to me involves max HP/MP and 99 of every item. Thing is, Uli moved on. He's "normal" now, working in Walmart, living on his own, with friends, swimming in blue AND green water. I don't think he was ever really comfortable with his lifestyle and had a deep nagging feeling that he could only cope with using video games and obsessive interests. He isn't autistic at all, he has OCD. He turned his job at Walmart into an RPG of leveling up skills like stocking, cash register, etc. It isn't autism but a deep system of obsessive tracking that he has created since he was a child.