Alrighty. It would only be Java that might get you locked up, and Java is everywhere :-)
If you are on an XP machine, I like Microsoft's VM Java much better - it is out of production but you can still find it on the net.
Most of the tourneys right now that are running in Holdem are 50 YEPS or less, so just get you a second ID for Pogo use only (but you can't use it in Yahoo or GameDesire) as a guest, to try it and see if you like it. There are couple of other really cool Pogo leagues that are also non-club (BowlP, BgP are first ones coming to mind) that you might enjoy playing as well, and Pogo gives out some freebie club memberships on a limited time (that is what I have right now). Lots of players have two Eliters accounts for different playsites. You can view the help topic on this here . There may be other help topics and clubs chats on it as I remember seeing it recently.