Yeah, never let anyone make you get rid of the hobbies that make you happy. Unless your hobby is bringing pre-op transsexual prostitutes to hotel rooms (and not for a nice game of poker, neither). Then you might have to go into negotiations.
I am not liking this game as much as I thought I would, half way through. Which is a real shock to me. There is just a lot of tedium in it I guess, and the dialogue while written beautifully is starting to feel bland and lifeless. Maybe this is just fatigue.