I took a liking to the steps at one point and from them played my way to the sunday million and sunday warmup when they were wcoop events so were super massive fields compared to usually and no run good to have me cash in either attempt.
I wish you luck in looking to climb to step 6. I have only played through 1-3 to get the step 4 ticket for the 215$ tournies and found the step3 to be quite tough at times and I think this is often because many people with the br's will often buy into step3 in attempts to save on their sunday million or other big 215$ buyin games so your not playing against many if any weak players, but they arn't exactly all pros either
That being said and as odd as it sounds I found the step1 to be the worst because it was only top2 that moved on and 3rd position was a 1.5$ loss on the attempt, while other steps you tend to go up or have another shot at the same step for top3. The step 2 tickets are great for the 27$ ko mtt's that run though.
I'm sure I havn't seen the last of the steps, I wish the ftp steps would get more love because with thos the final step is actually an entirly paid out in cash sng.