It took me 6 shots at satellites to make it in at a cost of a little over $80. Not exactly getting in "cheaply," but the $602 payout made it worthwile. I played g00t. Got my money in dominating at the end, with AJ no less, but J7 flopped two pair. In the interest of full disclosure, I spiked a 3-outer earlier to stay alive (quite possibly one of the worst mis-reads of my poker career, that one). I squeaked past the bubble with an M of 2 and about 6K chips. The hit some big hands and went another 350 spots. I was feeling the flow and am a little bummed to not go deeper. Still, I out-lasted 2900 people and all the pros. Maybe the game is coming around.
Thanks to the railbirds and birdettes. When I think of you, it will be fondly.