I have some interesting observations over the years on the upsides and downsides of trading. Upsides: 1. You don't have to concentrate on a solid poker face to hide emotion. 2. The game is simpler and doesn't require complex card counting. 3. The emotion levels of the other players is shown by volume. 4. You get to choose the cards you play. Downsides: 1. The plays take a long time. 2. If your not in on a game you have to wait for upto hours to get in on the next one. 3. News releases are a wildcard. But, that is hardly something to complain about because the cards your dealt are random in card games. Bottom line... Trading is pretty awesome, but it would be nice if it played a little faster like a casino card game!