I feel like sh*t when I play, even though I'm only in casual. I always f*ck up some how and cause the team to lose. There's no way I'm ready to play comp. with my current skill level.
Playing casual won't help, it's a completely different ball game. Just play competitive, get put into a skill group and you'll slowly improve over time.
Competitive is exactly the same unless you play for 20000 hours to get to a reasonable rank where people stop being dumb, deaf and blind idiots.
Well that really isn't true.. once you're into MGE which takes most people 200-250 hours to reach, the game isn't too bad.
200-250 hours of suffering through competitive (which is frustrating) is much worse than just staying playing casual (which is fun) and the difference really isn't big (except that you don't have to buy Kevlar and Defuse, but to be honest they should've never put on automatic kevlar and kit in Casual).
Well if you're good at the game, getting your first rank in competitive should be MG2-MGE, the majority of players are new to CS so it generally took them a lot longer to get there.
The difference between Casual and Competitive isn't simply you don't have to buy Kevlar, Helmet and a Defuse Kit. Casual is 10v10, which the maps really aren't designed for. People take casual a lot more casual, it's in the name. People generally just rush sites in casual and hope for the best. The economy in casual is a lot more simple to understand, you really don't know if the enemy team is doing an eco round or not since it's practically guaranteed some will buy.
I really don't see how anyone can find casual fun. The lack of skill groups and having something to actually work and defend for, just makes CS a bland shooter, especially in a 10v10 environment with most of the things that make CS unique stripped down for beginners.