re: Poker & At what level did you have to expand beyond ABC poker?
It really does depend on the time of day your playing and the site. For some reason certain sites attract stronger fields in general then other sites.
seems to have the strongest fields of players for almost everything. Full tilt is very weak in comparison to poker stars. I play sit and goes and fixed limit holdem short handed or full table as specialities. I would say that in general the $1/2 fixed limit holdem tables on poker stars are harder to beat then the $3/6 fixed limit holdem tables on full tilt. I'm still researching which site is the best to play on for Rake back game availability and game softness. currently in transition and playing on Full tilt till I decide.
I have heard good things about the Ipoker network if you want to move up stakes for nl cash that may be your best place. I am looking at signing up to Titan who are on the Ipoker network because they offer very competitive rakeback (through vip program) and sign up bonus .