I have played in 4 events so far and have had mixed results. In my last game I finished around 700th with 1100 players. I have found people will play any two cards.
I was in late position and 3 people played infront of me. I had pocket aces soe I bet 4 times the big blind. The big blind did a 4 bet of my bet and the other 3 people folded, I pushed all in and he called. The big blind had all of his chips in the pot with 72 offsuit. the flope came it was 722 and I lost. I would expect better play from people who are trying to improve their game.
let me know about some of the experiences you have had and if this is what you have noticed.