Either that or I'm just an idiot? I'd lean towards the first however because excellent play, not great river cards got me from $70 to $450....
The only reason you'd be an idiot is for still playing at pacific after completing the requirements for the dvd promotion, there is another post in the bad beats section about pacific. You're not alone in getting bad beats. There are a lot of stupid players there that won't fold their hand, although in the long run you should have caught up and beat those chasers with the percentages, or maybe it is "juiced" ? But I guess when you're on a losing streak you want to blame it something.
You're right, poker is a long-term game, results in the short-term aren't supposed to matter as much because yes, in the long run you should be able to beat these people and make good $$$.
I was still ticked a little earlier, no one likes to catch a run of bad cards. But yes, my play there might be done after getting the DVD's. I could keep almost $200 profit plus the DVD's. Still worth doing the promotion, that's for sure!!!