I am currently playing at 2 subscription sites and 2 "free" sites. I will be reviewing all sites shortly. Right now, I seem to be having pretty good success on PurePlay and Face Up. I am an affiliate on Face Up - more on that later.
The nice thing about subscription sites is that you pay a monthly fee so your tournaments are not based on $$$ buy ins. The downside to this kind of site is that the players there are extremely soft. Soft means, not good.
The basic issue with soft players is that you will see more folks suck out against you which can me mentally and emotionally draining. Nothing like getting it in with AA and watching A6o take the pot when he hits a 6 on the turn and river. I have to continually remind myself that if I am not experiencing folks sucking out on me, I am normally not playing well.
That is a difficult thing for our brains to process. Being able to take credit for playing well even though you lost. I will share more on this in another blog post.