Merge Gets You in little ways also....
Playing a 6 max MTT last night close to the money, Hand for Hand mode. I am 10th out of 22, bottom pay is 20th. We play, play, play and I notice my place is slipping. Then we get to 21 players, bubble position. I suddenly realize something is wrong because we have been 4 handed for quite a while. Then I see it, they have tables set up as 6players, 6players, 4players, 5players when the proper software obviously would have 5556. What is happening is I am going thru the blinds at an amazing rate vs the 6 handed tables where all the shorts happen to be sitting.
In the end of the day, while I did get a cash. The other players enjoyed a significant advantage for a long period of time during the last few players.
I can see why a lot of people just do not want to play online poker at the moment until these 2nd rate sites are moved aside.