Tried my hand at PokerStars yesterday. I think it was a wise choice. They have a type of tournament that FT doesn't have: Double or Nothing. Basically, all you have to do is finish in the top five of a 10-top, and you double your money, hence its title.
I like this option a lot, and I think that despite what I think is a cheeseball interface, I'll be playing Pokerstars from here on out.
Double or nothing rewards my kind of play, I think. If you are patient, and pick your spots well, all you really need to do is win one or two big pots and you've pretty much won. More importantly, you don't need to be in the top 5 percent of players to win consistently; just be in, say, the top 35 percent and you're a consistent winner. Now I'm by no means a great poker player, but I could hold my head up and put myself in the top 35% without shame. Therefore I think I'll win consistently here, and isn't that what it's all aboot?
So it's Double or Nothing for the next few weeks exclusively, to give me time to fine-tune my game accordingly. I'll report my gains/losses in the upcoming posts.