Thank you all for your opinions. Let me through some topics pointed here:
I learned a lesson on scared money in August. Never crossed my mind it had such an impact. Considering I want a >$100 BR for 5NL I'm over so no scared money is involved. Not to mention that I'm not fully focusing on 5NL and I'm constantly growing the BR with 2NL games. Anyway my plan is to focus more on 5NL with time and a >$140 BR.
Maybe it's because the sample is small but I haven't found a lot of complete droolers that fill the 2NL tables. What I've found is lots of passive fish that make each hand very easy to play and regulars that still cbet, double and triple barrel way too much. I've found nits to be more aggressive.
Alright, point taken, I'll play my game. The first 5NL session was awful because I tried to be more aggressive... it back-fired. Since then I've been playing like I always do and it's been constantly positive so I guess that proves everyone's point.
I'm having a hard time looking at someone with $2.25 and not getting it's a shortstack. In the same line I'm having a hard time sorting odds
with different stack sizes.
My problem with this is it is indeed stupid. When I play home games or when I gave SnGs a shot the stacks differed and blinds were different and I never felt lost like I do in some hands now. I played 2NL for sometime and that's not even money I'm playing with, it's just a numeric value I'm using mathematically. Maybe the size of the stacks is scaring me a bit, maybe it's just a matter of getting used to it.