re: Poker & MTT Blues: Stuck at the tight table...
I can relate to this.
All you can do (as I'm sure you know & are doing) is to widen your own range & steal, steal, steal (< nothing needs to be 'well-timed' about it... because you'll be doing it ALL the time).
The scenario you're describing can be a real f'n drag (imo) during the 1st hour of a rebuy. You look in the lobby & see a couple dozen stacks above 40,000 chips & you're sitting there desperately attempting to increase your starting stack.