First time I learned poker (5 card draw) was in 5th grade and ever since then something about poker intrigued me. When I start playing hold'em it was with friends and family, then I would go to casinos
and play live then this online epidemic happened and I play online too. It is more fun playing live because you can actually see people's tells and see if they are attempting to bluff (not all the time) so I think it's more fierce as well. Online you can sometimes tell if they are bluffing
by learning their betting patterns. Both has it's pros and cons, online you can play multiple games at once but in live you can actually make new friends and talk with people if you're the talkative type. my 2 cents.