I've been a member at the exchange for nearly 4 yrs. I'm a big fan and do not play anywhere else. I just dont see the point in paying to play if I dont have to. Its true the traffic is small, but you can always find a game. Its not like the site goes to bed and there aren't any tables open. As far as that peak number jumping up to 1500-1800 players, that is only right before a freeroll and they players arent contributing to the real tables. Typically 300-850 players are online, most of whom play limit hold 'em. There are some very big limit games here. The no limit action is mostly 100NL and down. However you usually 2-3 200NL tables goin, and 1 each of 400nl, 600nl, and 1000nl. These higher stakes games are usually shorthanded play. If you like action, these are the games to play. Another nice thing about the site is that most of the tournaments are guaranteed prize pools. Because of low traffic, often times they dont fill up and there is added money. This makes your return on your investment much greater. The one tournament that does this more than any other, is the weekly 5K guarantee on Sunday at 4:30 for $25+2. This is must play every week. Typically 170 players meaning $750 is added to the pool. Pays 18 usually. Great game. Also the sit n goes are profitable because they offer 5 man and 10 man games paying top 2 and top 3. You can fold you way to the money in many of the 5 man games. They are plenty of fish on the low lvls, but from 100NL and up will find some pretty good play. However, being a sister site of a major sportsbook you will see many of the gamblers take their winnings and sit at a http://www.worldpx.com/promotions/cardplayer.asp
Hope to see ya around the exchange.