re: Poker & Where can i find a tough game!?
I can kind of dig where the OP is coming from. From a pool players perspective, I would say it's nice to know there are four or five players who are willing to play "king of the table" for $5 a game at the bar. You have to lose a game every so often so that your fish don't swim away, but you're in no danger of being beaten. On the other hand there is nothing like seeing a guy who beat you ouf of $500 three days ago walk into the pool hall and winning $1500 off of him. You already knew from experience that you were going to have to play your best game to win, and you did.
There is something satisfying about being able to hold your own agaist tough competition. It's not all about the money, but it's the chance of winning/losing money that makes everyone take the game seriously. I just don't think you're going to be able to find the kind of competition you want at the micro level. I'm sure there are tough players playing micro stakes. I'm not so sure about a table full of them.