re: Poker & what a difference the stakes make
You should be happy with those idiots that are calling with nothing. Sure, they are sucking out on you here and there, but in the long run, they are going to be making those same mistakes, and you can only benefit if you continue to play with them. What happens a lot of the time is that you get sucked out on once by one of these guys and get pissed off and quit playing that table, or for the night, and just keep reflecting back on it. Rebuy, stay at the table and get your money back, because it won't be in their account for long. The common phrase "You will win against these bad players in the long run" will ONLY apply if you keep playing against those players, not if you get pissed off and leave.
@Ridetheflop, if you're comfortable at your current level, I would continue playing there and maybe just throw in a $16 every now and then and see how you fair there, that will make for a nice, slow transition to that next level.