Everything will be worse online. Don't do it.
As was discussed all grinders or bots. Yes everyone is anonymous so no HUD, etc. influence, but seemingly little to no recreational players.
Also Bovada only gives you 30 days on the bonus and it was impossible to clear that even 4 tabling $.5/$1 6+ hours a day.
Also I got whacked on the deposit fee which they said they don't do, they blamed it on my bank whom also charged an international fee and when I sent them a bank statement showing both fees they came back and didn't acknowledge that it was two fees, not one - they again said it was one fee charged by my bank. It's thirty bucks, whatever.
My thought on Bovada is if you want to screw around with a couple very fun but likely unprofitable versions of poker be it the Zoom or the Jackpot tourneys, go for it - or go play video games and smoke weed with some college kids - the latter will save you some money, you'll have just as much fun and will feel just as much of a sense of accomplishment.
The live lines are instant and nice for sports betting.
I give Bovada an overall rating of C due to the tight games and poor customer service on the fee. Quick responses are nice, if they're correct. The saving grace is the anonymous playing.