I played in a couple of free online Omaha tournaments to get a feel for the game. I didn't last long in my first attempt. In my second tourney, I outlasted over half of the players, but got busted when my set of kings got beat by a straight (ace to five) which I simply didn't see coming. Most people will play aggressively to double their stack early, then sit out the first part of a tournament to wait for better playing conditions. Ironically, even this guy whose screen name is "dontsitout" will sit out when there's a big chip stack bullying the table.
Last night I finished 13th out of 5470 players in a regular hold'em tournament. Too bad it was only for play money. An extra $8500 would be nice right now.