Be warned before you come to Poker Stars (www.pokerstars.com), this is where the real players come to get their poker fix. If you are not at least an above average player, you may want to look for a site that has tamer competition than what you are going to find at Poker Stars. When it comes to tournament play, this is the top site. When it comes to general traffic, this site is number two. A lot of people come in and out of the site every day, and more importantly a lot of GOOD players come in every day.
Poker Stars is also the host of WCOOP, the World Championship of Online Poker. This is where all of the big-time online players come to test their skills against one another. Everything about this site lets players know that this is the big time. There is software to take notes on other players for future play, stats are recorded for review and the games are some of the highest-limit games to be found if that's what you're looking for. A negative effect of the elitist quality of the site is the fact that there is no kind of signing bonus for Poker Stars. The only thing you get for signing up is the knowledge that you will be playing with some of the best poker players on the planet. There are good promotions for regular customers, so it's not all bad. The support is very quick, but live support is not available.