Yep. The arrogant ass got nothing. Who's laughing now
My best finish is something like 42nd, which I got in my first ever freeroll.
Okay, just from the few programs I have installed, here's what I, a relative newbie, think of their freerolls:
Ultimate Bet: Mostly lousy. Play for three hours to win a Tournament Entry Chip into another tournament where the prize is... A Tournament Entry Chip... Nice clean software. Dumbass freerolls.
Poker.com: Does a few $200 ones every day. Positions 1-100 get money. A large number of idiots play, meaning if you get through the first hour, you stand a good chance of placing it seems. Have a few technical problems with their software. Nothing major, just annoying. Has a handy bar that tells
you what hand you have, or had if you folded. Really great when you fold 8,4 off suit, only for the flop to hit 5,6,7. So nice to see a reminder which amounts too "You just flushed a ton of money away. HAHA!"
Absolute Poker: Despite their software being slow as hell, they run an ungodly amount of freerolls every day. Pay close attention, though. Some are for bobbleheads! Seriously, 3+ hours playing for a freakin' bobblehead? They also do more than just Hold 'em freerolls. I wound up in an Omaha Hi/Lo when I wasn't paying attention. Scary
Noble Poker: Love their software. Sadly, they have very few unrestricted freerolls, at least at the time of day I can play them. Far too many requiring membership at arcane messageboards etc... I'm a member of two other sites, purely to get their freeroll passwords. (Not this board obviously, since I actually post here)
My recommendation as veteran of about two months (in other words, a not very expert opinion): If you want to get into freerolls, get Poker.com and Absolute Poker. They're the two I play the most. AP is probably the best choice. Pretty much any time of day, you can get a freeroll.
As for my back... Yep, it sucks. Still seeing specialists etc... Got other problems too, but the back is the main one. (Knees don't work, hips are screwed etc... Pretty sad. I'm only 34.)