I like to play online "for real". Which makes no sense right? Wrong.
I go to Hawaiian Gardens here in LA. Great Room, tons of LP fish. Even before my CC days I was doing just fine there. However, if I buy into the $40nl table and the blinds are 1/1 ... they STILL take $3 from every hand for rake that goes to the flop. Ridiculous! So the table is just a giant sink hole because (if the pot is more than $12) they take $4 in rake (10% of a buyin!)
So just due to the rake alone , you save yourself a lot of pain. Online rakes are much better, and you can play SO SO SO many more hands.
That said, it's fun to get out with the boyz and play some live poker - don't get me wrong, it's a LOT of fun. It's just better IMO to play online.