Yes, I find Bodog to be extremely soft at the limits I've played (up to 100NL cash, and $20 SnGs). SnGs take forever to fill up, though. Software is so-so, and lack of written HH's is overwhelmingly annoying. Just trying to look back at the last hand for review during play tilts me hard. The removal of player names makes it much hard to decipher the HH at a glance, especially if the pot was multi-way.
100NL on Bodog plays like 100NL live... in other words, about like 10NL on FT/Stars. Very soft. I won like 3BI's in the last few days, playing probably less than an hour per session. I've never seen even 25NL play this soft at the other sites.
Not true about HEM/PT3 not working there. 3rd party handgrabbers are available which capture HH's for import. I used Idleminers grabber until the trial expired, I didn't buy it because HEM had announced they were working on their own built-in Bodog grabber. The latest version of HEM has it, but they're still refining it -- lots of posts in their forum about spotty success with it. I haven't seen it work but then again haven't taken the time to try and configure it. But once you have a working handgrabber, it works like any other site, and then you can use HEM/PT3 to review hands instead of their stupid HH viewer.
Also not true about check-only cashouts. As with other sites, cashout options depend on the individual's history and location. Aside from the usual (and expensive) options like Bank Wires and Moneygrams, they support some off the wall payment services like MyPaylinQ. In fact, if you deposit via MyPaylinQ, that's the only way you can cashout -- you can't even request a check (if you do, they'll ignore it and cashout to MyPaylinQ anyway). I just cashed out of BD this week for the first time via MyPaylinQ, so we'll see how long it takes to go through.
Bodog won't ever replace FT and Stars for me. The majority of my play is still on those sites, but BD makes for a nice and profitable diversion when I'm not in the mood to multi-table, or not looking to play a quick SnG.