Originally Posted by NoWuckingFurries
I was advised to play turbo SNGs because of the lower rake, but I noticed a couple of comments in this thread (http://www.cardschat.com/f59/ok-good-hypers-turbos-but-bad-256019/) which suggested that turbos generally have a lower ROI.
It's because, although poker is a game of skill, the skill element of poker only emerges over time. If you have an edge over the other players the more hands you play against them the more that edge will tell.
In hypers and turbos there is less time for the edge to tell so in each SNG there is less chance for superior skill to overcome luck (variance).
ROI and hourly are different - if you're trying to make more money then you might accept a lower ROI so you can play more tables and faster structures.