Apm is very important and strategy too.
Ppl who like to say apm means nothing are idiots : they talk about some 1 or 2 well known "gosus" who have low apm but they are just the exceptions who confirms the rule.I would even say they like to say this to sattisfy their ego , saying apm is nothing is like saying this game is only based on your strategy, your choices , your brain , that's it : your intelligence. Unconsciously or not they believe : skill at bw = Iq.
At least 90% of C+ minimum PGT players will need 140 apm (MINIMUM),especially T users, to reach their ranks . Oh yeah sure u can do 200 apm and be very weak ,but,
--> a high apm is the basic condition to be in the top players anyways.
Every one here can do his own statistics and they will be very near :
How many progamers NOWADAYS less than 150 apm? ( i would say absolutely 0%)
Same question for top europeans players ( i would say less than 10%)
I'm lazy and quite low apm (120) and I' m sure about what I talk ,sometimes when I really want to i make such an effort (lol) and I can do maximum 160 (which is still quite slow agree) and then I'm really stronger : I just can' t lie to myself !
Sure if you do 300 apm 5% hotkey and 98 % selecting a scv it's useless but nearly every one nowadays can undertsand that faking apm is stupid and nearly everyone try to make usefuls "apms".