Poker (generic term for No Limit Texas Hold’Em version, aka NLHE) is said to be a game of skill/luck. I’d rather follow Doyle Brunson’s point of view by saying it’s about making decisions.
I’ve been playing online since 2005 and in live games starting 2006. I’m a medium successful player since I’ve turned my first $5 deposit on Everest Poker into $300ish for example.
Lately I haven’t played much online and started participating in live SNG. Not much variance here and a lot of weak calls and stuff, but in the long run making good decisions should pay off.