I have found it remarkably easier to grow a roll on William Hill
's £0.05/£0.10 cash tables than on PokerStars' $0.02/$0.05 cash games. Seems like there are way more maniacs on the Hill willing to pay you off when you hit a hand. I didn't try the lowest of the lowest limits at William Hill, but my guess is they are even softer.
Btw, I started there because I got a free $50 to start with after spending 10 minutes filling in a quiz at some affiliate website, so you can even get started at the micros with a decent bankroll without making a deposit - great for starting out and learning the game IMO