re: Poker & Freerolls that don't play like freerolls?
I want a free new Cadillac, and a new house, and a maid, and a new bed, and a huge bank account.
Please accept that as sarcastically funny, cause it was meant that way.
The best advice I can offer are high stake PLAY MONEY tourneys. 10K at FT play pretty good.
Freerolls anymore imply a cash prize. Perhaps in the beginning they didn't imply that, but it is implicit now. Since everyone loves the idea of free money, but not everyone values the time it will take to get that free money, you are just going to have to swallow real hard and put up with it.
Not all of that supposedly bad play is by bad players. Some good players figure they can come in hot and fast and heavy and if it works out early, they will then consider cooling themselves down and playing something closer to real poker. They will have big stacks by that time. Good players in that scenario will be playing the same cards total noobs play. Suited anything, and any connectors, along with any pair, and the noobs favorite, 27o! There is nothing you will ever be able to do about this.
All that said, you should learn how to deal with it. Even in high stake money games there will be a certain percentage (smaller we all hope) of players who want to get going fast or go home fast! You must understand that there are folks out there playing online poker who have TOO MUCH MONEY! It ain't you, it ain't me, it probably ain't anyone reading this, but those folks do exist. Many of them have poker skills cause they have had so much disposable money for so long, and idle time to play poker, that even they can match a frog learning poker by osmosis.