Online Poker---for entertainment only
This is my opinion after playing literally 100,000 hands online.
It has provided me an opportunity to see so many more hands versus playing live poker, however the odds
/probabilities are so askew that it is hard to consistently profit.
I adhere to the Dan Harrington rule for online poker: play tournaments ONLY, fold early and play aggressive late, and look for others that are playing your style and avoid them at all costs.
I like your post, I want to advise you to enjoy yourself playing online but PLEASE keep your limits low when playing cash (or avoid entirely) and PLEASE venture to a local $1-$2 cash game and rape 'em!