My "M" is around 10 and shrinking by this time (I think) that's going from 100/200 no ante to 250/500BB and 100 antes (not sure how to count antes in M). Like I was saying VERY limited experience, I do steal but found that I was getting re-raised by a player behind and the original raiser calls or raises. So one situation I had was player in front raised and in MP with 3's I re-raised 3x his raise, then had CO or button reraise and one of the blinds called as well as the original raiser! so had to fold and lost $1,000 or so.
It just seems tourny's are so coin flip, just when I start to get a read on the players I'm moved to another table. I hate shipping with A7o but it seems that I will have to be much more aggressive in the middle part to get to the final tables.