If your playing tourneys, well the 45mans ect are always gonna be bigger payouts but at a bigger cost, which on a small BR is not that fantastic. as the the DON'S if ur playing the 1$ 1's imo they crappy as, and get u know where fast, but thats just me! i made alot more in the sng day's playing the 9mans, and mass tabling them loading up 8-10 tables and relaoding everytime u get out playing a very nitty tight style basically not doing a thing until around 10bb tbh, then push fold poker from there. if u can get hold of torrents or a stox poker membership, get colin moshmans sng series, i watched them and cleaned up after that, his style is very very basic tag, style poker and works.
Other then that m8 it may be variance or your style of play, maybe give cash games ago, and see how u run.... thats where i ventured to now a few yrs ago and i cant believe i played tourneys, just h8 them now
but most winning sng players mass table, its kinda scary to start off with but u end up winning more so i found, i think most pro sng guys play around 30 tables n hr from about the 20 - 30$ stakes minimum and up.....