Originally Posted by JenD
Im still not convinced that I will though, not sure if I would enjoy it as much as live.
that's what is nice about stars. you can just sign up, try it out at penny stakes, and see how you like it.
I've gone through phases playing nlhe cash, single-table and multi-table nlhe tournaments, double-or-nothing tournaments, a few mixed game tournaments, lots more nlhe cash, and recently trying to learn stud and razz.
When I play lately, it's 90% live at home games. I've been to the local cardroom a few times. Play is super soft, but the structure has a lot of variance, and I'm a bit skeeved out by some of the people there. I get crushes on all the female dealers, too. Won a local WSOP satellite league last year and frerolled a $1500 nlhe event. That was loads of fun.
Anyway, online is a great way to learn how to play poker well, if you're into strategy at all. Get PokerTracker, an online account at stars or at FTP with rakeback, and start buying 2+2 books and participating in the forum. Poker strat is a great way to learn about decisionmaking, especially amid uncertainty.