I agree with you about how "poor" most of the players at Pacific Poker are. I made a deposit a long time ago, and tripled my money in a day or two. I withdrew it, and haven't played much there since.
It's sad to admit, but I like a challenge, and Pacific Poker was so easy to be successful at, that I lost interest in the site because of it. A lot of people will read this and think I'M CRAZY. That I should play there EVEN MORESO because of this fact. However, I play just as much for the challenge (if not mostly) then I do to win money.
I think that's what ultimately separates the great players from the good ones. The good ones make their fair share of money, and feel they're good players because of this. The great players play to win, and the money comes with this success. They're not motivated to win money. They're motivated to win tournaments.