re: Live VS. Online
Online poker you face much more hands in any given time frame as compared to that of playing Live poker. A player must remember how much to ante up on the blinds, pay attention to the dealer and their actions. Making sure to see the winning hand every hand and be sure that the call on the table is the correct call.
Online, however, sit back and relaxe waiting for that hand you love so much to flop you the nutz involves much less attention. On carbon your even told your best hand, which does help in Omaha games.
I prefer the Live action, as the first hand more times than not you are not going to see 3 people go all-in. Online, a person will go all-in with the attitude any hand will do. If they lose, they will just pick back up and move into another table. At a live game, doing this is a wasted. You had to pay expenses to get where your going, buy in with cash out of your hand. This makes a big difference than just turning on the PC and buyin to a game with your say Carbon funds. You don't actually hold the money first, seems to have a lesser value.
I know besides poker I really enjoy playing blackjack
. I do very well at blackjack, especially when I am the only one seated. With a full table, some guys with a 12 will hit get a K while dealer shows 16. When alone, me vs dealer, I have a much better chance.