Ill agree somewhat, I think its just the brain writting into your mind the first hand is "bad" as its easier to count the 1st hand that you remember going busto.
Sit down at a live 1/2 table, first hand delt 55, limp in along with like 6 others.
Flop 2 5 10
someone bet $15, i called, another guy called.
A guy bet $25, i raised to 60, 1 guy folds, he calls.
the guy checked, i went all in, he called.
He flips over A4 for a straight and im down like $160 or so to a sad little $40.
Online 1/2: first hand again im on the BB first hand, delt 8 5 so I checked 5 limpers.
Flop comes 2 8 5 w/ 2 spades.
all checked to me i bet $15, reraised to $50, i go all in, call.
The guy turns over q9 with a flush draw spades, he hits on the turn A of spades.
Down another $150.
This was in the past 2 days too