re: Poker & Freerolls: Building or Eroding Skills?
if you're just starting out in poker, playing freeroll is fine, who knows you might just take down the tourney and build a bankroll from there. If i'm not wrong, Arnette_15 started with a $9 bankroll (not sure if its from a freeroll )
You learn how to be patient player, how to handle bad beats, how to read people cause some players played their hand so obvious that you'll know exactly what they have, how to handle maniacally-aggressive players, how make use of player's very obvious tendencies eg. some always bet when checked to, some dont give up hands even if u check-raise them substantially twice-in-a-row, some who likes to super overbet the pot post flop but if you called the bet, you can just take the pot away from him with a decent bet on the turn, there are just too much examples. Therefore, playing freeroll is kinda nice as it lets you see a variety of players when you are just starting out.