Thanks for your reply. I'v gone through what you have said and agree with and understand what you're saying.
My mid term goals, well i'm not exactly sure. Nor am i sure of short term. I know long term, probably like 99% of poker players is to raise their game, raise their stakes and of course try turn over a profit. If im successful, well time will tell. I don't know how you would define new to poker, i mean iv played it many times before with friends and occasional online games, going back 5/6years. I knew what made a hand and the very basic concepts of poker. I did'nt take note to pot odds
However, for around 1-2months i decided i wanted to play poker and decided to learn as much as i could. So, i think i study quite hard in this, i'v read 3 books in the past month, two of which being the dan harrington and particpate in forum discussions and read other peoples questions and answers they get just to educate myself as much as possible.
I'm not saying i can "beat" the higher buy-ins nor am i sure if i could even compete at the level. How do you define struggling in low limits? I guess someone struggling is someone lossing? IF that is the case then i don't think i'm a lossing player since i started playing/studying. Like i say, iv finished "ITM" 24% of the time and 50% of those times, got to the final table so i dont know if thats good. I know it isnt bad espically with the variance and really bad players at this level.
I just purely want to move up based on me being a gambler and the example i said before sitting in a SNG 45 man for 3hours to get 4 cents just made me think more. Maybe i could do that in 2/5$ games, if my BR is big enough and at least it wouldn't be as bad if i waited 3hours to get maybe 15$ back. Kind of doesn't feel like time wasted.
ps: How long does an average/good player have a steady bankroll or rather one month have say $100, gain some then lose some etc. One month later, hovering around the 100$ mark again.What does this mean apart from the obvious..? They are just an average player at their level or just being unlucky and will eventually get a decent win? I believe if you can keep a steady bankroll, you can't possibly be a bad player, or can you? lol