I have yet to deposit on any poker sites
, and have managed to play quite a bit of cash games on FTP as of late. Took me close to a year of freeroll playing (about 4 months of actually trying to participate seriously in a larger number of freeroll events) to finally start cashing in some of those. Managed to get around $6 before I started to dabble in cash games. Did quite a few big swings with the .05/.10 ring games (min $2 buy-in), and decided to stick with the $1.25 9SnG's since I play more consistantly over a longer period of time than with quick shot ring games. Highest I've rolled up so far is $12.35 with my current status at $1.10.
I'm starting to do more freerolls on other poker sites, but am still maintaing FTP action as much as possible. The experience I've gained from all of those tournies has definatly helped sharpen my skills all around, and would recommend it for anybody that would like to play for cash.