Another thing I have noticed, is my submissions.... They have always been hot garbage. I almost never get them, and if I do manage to land one, I could never finish them. Everyone said not to worry about it, that I should focus on positions, and my submissions would come in time. And finally, they seem to be coming! lol I'm starting to get triangles from spider guard, and I've even finished a few. I have been pulling off gi chokes a lot more often now too. I am still an arm bar idiot, and don't even get me started on the lower half of the body. Though, I feel like I am making a little progress in the submission department, so I am happy.
So as it turns out, everyone was right. I stopped worrying about submissions, focused on my positions and movement, and viola! .. . Viola, I am slightly less crappy then I was before. =)