Played three tourneys today:
The $1000 and the $12000 Guaranteed Deep Stacks, and the $3000 Guaranteed Super Stack.
Got nowhere in the first two, but made a deep run in the $3000 SS. There were 1044 players and I made it to 37th for a whopping $18.50 six long hours later. Hardly seems worth it until you see the final table payouts. First place was around $985. Not a bad investment off a $5 buyin.
Someone will be jumping for joy. Wish it were me, but I'm confident that it will be eventually. Just need to be patient, pick good spots, and not get too results-oriented.