No, it's still different. In scenario 1, FMyLife has "paid" for this advantage by using his allotted screen name change. In scenario 2, he hasn't. So in scenario 2 he gains an unfair advantage relative to people who play by the rules and in scenario 1 he doesn't.
Edit: Didn't read this thread as carefully as I should have, didn't realize people were talking about the possibility of him having another account on WPTPoker. That's fine too, IMO. I really think expectations should be pretty clear for this stuff: You're supposed to play by the rules. Beyond that there's no expectation that you play nice and give away any more information about your identity than the sites require.
Unfortunately, the site's rules (Party Poker) say: players from countries that have more players at high stakes can swap their scrennames every month undetected, while players from countries that have only 1 player can't (country of each player is shown at the tables and it can't be hidden).
I keep mailing them, but they don't care one bit.
I also don't respect the people who don't want to say their old screennames/screennames on other sites, no matter if it's not breaking the rules of some site.
However, that's the subject for some other discussion.