re: Poker & Question for parttime/fulltime players
I have never ever even thought about using poker money to live on.
I think once you do that, it becomes more of a grind than a bit of fun, and I want my poker to be fun!
As for the top pro's paying themselves a 'wage'. That isn't really an issue as they are usually on 100% rakeback online and will quite often find their entry fee's to live games 'mysteriously' paid for them, as casino's will just be happy with the publicity of having Ivey, De-Wolfe and, yes, even Philly Phil Helmouth show up.
I think maybe the high stakes cash game grinders may find themselves withdrawing cash to live on, but when you're shipping 6 figure pots, a couple of grand every month doesn't break the bank. Also, most of the 'decent' players will be hitting the live circuit too, which pays cash in yo' hand.
Basically, I try not to have any disillusions of becomming a pro/fulltime player. I'm very happy grinding away my $50 every month and being one of the 95% of losing players who pay the winning 5%'s buy-in's!