say you've been around a while and you know you know more than the average guy with an etrade account. wouldn't you want to trade the market most traded by people who don't know what they're doing? i'd bet most inexperienced traders trade individual stocks like INTC, DELL, MSFT, etc (that's how i got started!). i don't think most newbs are trading eminis. so my point is, when deciding what you want to trade, should you take into consideration who you will be playing with? i understand pros will be trading all the markets, but why not trade the market with the most losers?