re: Poker & Best Site for Tournament Play
I can only give an answer based on my own experience.
The play in the super micro buyin MTT's on Stars is really bad.... but it's pretty bad on Fulltilt too. When I first started playing online I played on both sites about equally... I preferred Fulltilt at the time as the play seemed better (don't you want to play with bad players?.. sure..but not the entire table).
SNG play - $2 & under.... skill level of play on Fulltilt far exceeds Pokerstars
(or at least it used to... 'guessing' it still does).
I don't have much experience playing on even moderately higher buyin MTTs on Stars so I can't really comment - - ones I played seemed not too bad. At higher limits I've heard that they're pretty much the same (it's alot of the same players).
I prefer Fulltilt because of how some of the satellites are set up (ie. 1 in 4, 1 in 5 getting ticket) and used to like the $26 tourneys but then after not playing any for 6mos. and trying them recently I have found them not much better than a $1 buyin (bummer).
It also depends upon what your own personal preference is? Huge field tourneys? .. play on Stars. Personally I prefer Fulltilt still... but this thread has got me thinking about using my stagnant Stars account (I have money in there and just about NEVER play on there ever... aside from the odd CC Sunday game).