yeah, try to get to where you can play in the CC fr's...its like a free entry into an expensive tourney. i shouldn't admit this, but it has helped me...so i'll leave names out. there are tables where i'm totally confident to make certain moves...or to make semi-bluffs every now and again, but there are a handful of people where if there's 2 or 3 of them at the table i'm at...i just KNOW it won't work...sometimes that doesn't stop me from trying.
part of understanding the current limitations of your skills has a lot to do with knowing, and pardon my french, who is and isn't just gonna put up with your shit. a coinflip is sometimes the best you can ask for; the CC freerolls have given me a chance to see other people's moves, and those are more important than my own...especially once you realize who really is decent. yeah, there are always a couple people who are not very good (now) and there are always a few who are decent but are gladly donking it today, and that should be evident. its hard to just 'watch' pros play, or watch some big money tourney going on, or watch a high stakes cash table, it is for me...but to be in the game against a lot of people who understand a lot about the game; you have decisions to make in it too, there's more to learn. so hey, another 50 decent posts or so, i promise you, getting to take part will help you assess your skills even more.