Lots of people that take up chess, devote themselves to it, and get some quality instruction reach a reasonably high plateau within one year. Those of us at 1700 or so, if the truth were known, are no more than patzers. Players over 2200 have some skill.
If you can spot and prepare several kinds of double attacks (forks, skewers, decoys, etc.), can checkmate with the minimum required material (a rook or two minor pieces--as long as they are not both knights--and a king), can promote a passed pawn, and have a sense for planning in the opening and middlegame, you should not be below 1500 on this site.