I have seen this question in chat forums and will try to answer that question here. Poker player and especially beginning poker players can play against better poker players only in the higher-stakes games. Some players want to Jump-Start their entry into the higher stakes Play Money games.
The advantage to this is that "If you think you are better, Why not start at playing better players." While this may be presumptuous of a new player, there is nothing wrong with this approach. Spending money on games to learn and improve one’s skills is OK. We do this for every game, whether it is Baseball, Football, Poker, PlayStation Games, etc.
So have fun ~Chips,