Pretty much this.I think the PUA gets better at TARGET SELECTION over time.
Looks and “skill” aside, I think the experienced PUA develops a better “gut instinct” as to what types of chicks are most likely to be receptive to him. Then, he has to do less and less approaches in order to score.
His skill and confidence probably do go up, but those aren’t the dominant factors. He just develops a stronger sense of which women are DTF and are potentially attracted to his looks/type.
It's not as if there's some super jedi 'level' where one can basically 'seduce' whoever he wants. The difference in actual results between a good 'PUA' who knows all the PUA theory and is a 'normal' dude, VS just a regular normal, socialised dude who has never read a PUA book but decides to try cold approach, is fairly marginal considering they look the same. It's a game of finding which girls like you, and then escalating the interaction in a non aspie way. It really isn't difficult, tbh.
I think that's why you often see people on the seduction sub on reddit basically say 'game is really only gonna drastically help the people who have serious social issues and literally need to read books in order to realise that it's good to hold eye contact with a girl etc'
Again. It's about finding the girls who are into you (the attracted ones. So get better at spotting IOI's etc) and then leading the interaction too sex - and I think people give themselves way too much credit for this. The most important element was largely out of their control