Quitting after years of hard practice seems awfully pussy to me.
Hell, if you look at someone like Shawn Lane... he admitted himself that for the first few years he played guitar he only worked on his technique.
What if people had written him off as just a bad player?
I say give the guy a chance, with influences like Greg Howe, Richie Kotzen, Shawn Lane, etc etc... he's GOT to have more to his playing then just what you saw in that video.
And hell, by guitar player standards.. he's still fairly young.