There is a grand distinction between the formalism of de Broglie and Bohm, and what wrote their followers. These followers do not exactly agree among themselves on different issues, very important. So, before reading texts of the followers of de Broglie and Bohm, one should read BOHM's OWN ARTICLES
David Bohm, “A suggested interpretation of the quantum theory in terms of “hidden” variables”, I and II., Phys. Rev. 85, pages 166-179, 180-193, (1952).
Now, for whoever wants to embarque on investigation of Bohm's mechanics, I have to say a couple of facts:
- Bohm's mechanics is not relativistic. Many efforts were done to solve this problems, but in vain. I don't want to write an explanation here, because it would be long, but if somebody needs help, I am ready to answer to a message.
- Bohm's mechanics doesn't succeed to include the photon. While for particles possessing rest-mass it gives a formalism based on the concepts of "particles" and "continuous trajectories", photons don't fit into this formalism. They don't have particles following continuous trajectories.
- Worse than that, some followers of Bohm claim that all the bosons cannot have particles following continuous trajectories.
- There are debates about the compatibility of Bohm's mechanics with the experiment, EVEN for particles possessing rest-mass: one debate was around the experiment proposed by Partha Ghose and performed by Brida; another debate not solved until today and of much bigger proportion, was triggered by the so-called "ESSW experiment" (B-G. Englert, M. O. Scully, G. Süssmann, H. Walther, “Surrealistic Bohm Trajectories”, Z. Naturforsch. 47a, 1175, (1992)).