How do you deal with short-stackers at Pokerstars' 2nl tables?
I want to stress that I'm extremely new to cash games, but this is something that I'm still very confused about. There is an enormous amount of animosity in the online community towards SS players, and as the minimum buy-in at PS 2nl is 40bb these might not be "real" shortstackers anyway, but so far I have not had any problems with them whatsoever. They seem to broadly fall into one of two categories:
1) Shortstack nits. They buy in for 40 or 50 blinds and play really tightly. Nits are quite easy to exploit. If they are to my left I am stealing their blinds, if they are immediately to my right then in effect they become invisible.
2) Shortstack fish. I definitely like having these to my right.
So, going back yet again to the CotW on table selection and the one on how to play effectively against short stack opponents, various people said there that as soon as they have 3 or more shortstack players at a table they will leave.
If they are so easily exploitable, why is it important to leave once you have 3 or more of them at the table?