Originally Posted by Arjonius
What's ther big deal about not depositing? If you're actually a winning player but happen to lose your bankroll due to variance, then why wouldn't you deposit and avoid having to start from zero in freerolls where your EV is tiny? Even a great player like Chris Ferguson noted that the first step ca be the hardest.
As for not being able to afford to deposit, or using your money for other priorities, that seems like self-justification to me. Go work a enough hours to earn an extra $50 or $100, and use that to play. It'll take a lot less time to do that than to win the same amount freerolling. So you'll be well ahead of the game.
Of course, if you're not actually a winning player, then the above doesn't apply.
To Me, what you said sounds more like ignorance instead of thinking of the ppl now are having a harder time getting jobs or disabled in some way, but get money that is just enough to survive, well me im the latter, Im disabled in so many ways i, hearing being one of them. and by law im also blind. so.. now if your wondering then, how i can read, use a mac, and go to system preferences and enlarge the screen for seeing, and for hearing wise, im deaf in left and have severe to profound hearing (this means 80-90%) loss in right, do wear hearing aid but it sucks, ppl automatically think with any type of hearing loss that with a hearing aid, its all back to 100% hearing when really it isn't, I did work years ago, but found it difficult to even really do anything productive, so keep that in mind, when ppl go and play poker online.