re: Poker & Etiquette during pre flop?
Limit poker, especially the lower limits, is just filled with players who want to see the flop, any/every flop, as cheaply as possible and hope to flop huge. Just keep raising them with your strong hands pre and make them pay for the privledge of playing their crap hands. Just beware if they DO flat your raises and then turn all aggro on you on later streets.
Anyway, just raising your strong hands pre flop and folding all the rest will go a long way towards making you a winning player at the low limits. You'll likely have a few issues in the popularity department, though, as you have experienced. Arahel isn't that far off. Many limit players are actually just looking for a friendly game and some inexpensive entertainment. When someone comes along who is willing to play more aggressively pre-flop, it spoils their fun and they can get bitchy.