A wake is a wake is a wake--no matter who makes them. Cruisers are not the only bad guys.
Were you ever going down the river when a towboat pushing 36 barges passes you close to your port side while your starboard side is close to a shallow rocky shore??

Now that's a wake!

When I was at a Marina in Pgh. Pa. there was a BIG boating neighbor of mine that had a small fast runabout tied up to his houseboat. If anyone made a big wake 2 times---he would jump in his speed boat, chase them and beat them up. Not recommended, but it did decrease the number of wakes made near that Marina.