I actually used to like playing on DoylesRoom & began playing on there back in 2007. I played a zillion 10cent sng's & to be honest the play was more solid than the $1's on FTP & Stars. I started with a freeroll cash of $2.20, built that up to $175 playing those 10cent sng's (hundreds of them) & then some 20nl cash tables '&' these 'raked hand' required freerolls
they used to run throughout the day ($500 freeroll some of them, and ~400 - 450entrants(sometimes a bit more). They held 7Stud, 5cd-draw, PLO, PLO8, & NLHE. It gave me the oppurtunity to get started at playing some tournaments I wouldn't normally be playing in... along with being able to build up a bigger roll to play tournaments with (I shipped a 7stud on there one night!). I had a friend (from another forum) doing pretty much the same thing & we used to challenge each other to see who could build up more (both from zero).
By the time I hit over $200 I was also able to get a handful of friends started out on there too.
I took that account up to over $700 before I got bored with it... and yup (again) I actually liked the software 'once they'd done the upgrade while on microgaming'.. 'BUT' once they moved to Cake I pretty much stopped playing on there altogether (trading off most of what I had prior to CAKE deal).
I hated the Cake software & couldn't be bothered with it (although I had some friends who were multi-tabling the $20sng's & were killing them). Pretty sure I missed out on some ez money there.
Cake has dropped off quite a bit since then & again I rarely play on there although I played a few tourneys this past week & managed to final table in one of them (weeee, lol).
Will be interested to see what's up with the move. It seems REALLY Strange that they did the big promor thing with the 'Brunson 10', acquiring 10 REALLY top notch online players (who obv. also play live but are reknown for their online play..... ie. Chris Moorman (aka Moorman1), Steve Gross (gboro780)) but then there's never really been any apparent effort into making that site fly?? (and then also with recent departure of Lee Jones who kinda seemed to have lost interest there awhile ago & wasn't surprised to see him pack it in).
Hmm... maybe I should think about firing up some more MTTs from Doyles before they make the change there.
tks for the update/info. re: Doyles
... thought I'd add in my little story here about my experience with Doyles... as it is (was) a site that served me well at one point in time (provided me with entertainment & an avenue to learn how to get better at playing poker).