This is a discussion on Ante games sucks within the online poker forums, in the Poker Rooms section; Does anyone actually like those damn ante games on Pokerstars? I think they should remove it ASAP from zoom tables.
Unfortunately, the introduction of ante negatively affects zoom poker, especially when it takes a long time to get good hands, in addition, the increase in pot affected the aggression of players and increased the number of bluff 3 and 4 bets, increased the size of raises on the preflop and the number of all ins increased, turning the cash game into a Hyper SNG. Of course, you can adapt to everything, but the increased dispersion is annoying.
I personally really enjoyed the ante game especially at micro stakes, it made the games much more profitable for me as I like to play more aggressively and it also meant you had to play more hand prefolp (which most players don't do).
But I found the zoom pools were typically very nitty and over folded a bunch in the blinds so it made steals extremely profitable for me.
Just takes some time adjusting and getting used to.