Sure sounds familiar! I've played on Full Tilt for 18 months, the first half of that being with play money. I got up to about 2M in play money, entered a freeroll and won $9. The very next day, I won about 6 big hands in a row playing omaha and went up to $22. Been playing low stakes ever since, have a bankroll of $263. It's really not that hard, just be very patient and the cards will come to you! Good luck man.