If you did get it on TPB, you really didn't need to. Pretty popular, and the performance is decent. I just don't care enough about android to run an emulator, haha.
I downloaded the one directly from the site and its a bit different. It has bloatware and you need to tinker around to get rid of the bloat a bit. Also the bluestacks.com version takes longer to install as it downloads some files as its installing and then does a "android is upgrading" for a little bit too. Also the site version does not have a superuser app but appears to be rooted as I tried 2 root checker apps and both said its rooted but I didn't get any message about allowing them root access so I don't know if it really is or not. The version I got is just simple to install and comes with some needed apps built in.
I will try the genymotion and see how it works. I just want to use it for some apps that are not available on windows and some that are just too huge on windows. Ever since I got the first smartphone in the last days of 2013 I been enjoying the small and useful apps that google play has to offer.