Originally Posted by Dan Lucas
Zoom is o.k. if you like the quick action, and want to play lots of hands. The problem is you pretty much have to play cards, not poker when you play zoom, because it is hard to get a handle on the other players tendencies, which makes it very easy to overvalue hands against unknown opponents. I like regular ring game tables because you have a chance to read your opponents and get a better idea of strengths and weaknesses.
I was gonna reply but this says pretty much what I was thinking.
The nuances of poker do not exist in zoom. It is like playing your first hand at a new table every hand.
It has some attractive attributes, like if you are trying to clear a bonus you can get more hands faster. But clearing bonuses have caused many a player to lose much more than the get in their bonus.
For action junkies, sure. But you basically wait till you get a good hand and hope to get paid off.