it is fun to watch for real money each hand, but the production value of the show is just terrible. It just looks cheap and corny. It's fascinating to me how one poker program (ESPN) can be so much more exciting than another (High Stakes Poker) through simple style of editing.
I like watching HSP also except I'm not a fan of Gabe Kaplan and AJ Benza . Maybe I'm just used to the guys on Espn who I enjoy listening to. I think HSP could do with out announcers and just keep the table chatter which is one of the best parts of the show.