I seem to be seeing complaints about ppl not wanting to have to go online to play.
This isn't STEAM people. You don't have to be online every single time you want to play. At least, Texas Hold'em was that way. Just a single connection when you purchase the game, and it's unlocked from then on. You only have to go back online if you reinstall for some reason.
And judging by the number of replies in these forums, I'd imagine you all go online at least enough to be able to do that nearly every day, if you wanted to.