This was the first site i started playing online poker at. They have recently had a software update which has changed the look and feel of the interface quite a lot - moving from avatars to pretend people sitting round a table - although i think you can only choose approx 4 - 5 different people.
They have a host of freerolls running daily and micro limits if you are starting out.
Dont think they are yank friendly but there is a good mix of everyone else.
The recent changes seem to have slowed the site down a lot - it was previously quite slick and i noticed a number of members complaining about the speed.
Ive recently moved to Pokerstars
as some poker tracking software wasnt compatible with VC and it was something i wanted to use.
I still like though and have funds in an account - more because it was my first site and ive got friends there who still play.
Havent got enough experience of other sites to be of any more help though.