Interesting read! I like hosting tournaments. If you like hosting, I'd talk to the host, bring up the shortcomings, and ask to take over the game. If he's not interested but you still like hosting, poach away! That rake seems really high for what's provided - fails on the rake/value part. And it doesn't sound like you have many friends in the game, at least not any more - fails on social front. So I'd try to poach it or move on. Sounds like you moved on. Maybe do other current or past players a favor and see if you can get them into the game you are joining if they are good people. I'm sure they see the same shortcomings you saw in that game.