Originally Posted by KCChiefsMan
I don't think it's bad to bitch about things, Lord knows that I do. I can see your point on the separate consoles though. But it's not a bad service and I don't mind paying $50/yr and sometimes you can find a better deal too in a store. But I doubt they will ever make it free and it wouldn't be fair to the people who pay if the people got the same benefits that didn't pay.
I don't expect them to ever make it free. just to make some changes. I have said several times that it is a good service and better than Sony's free online. But, I can live with Sony's free service as I don't spend a lot of time online anyway.
Your point about M$ never going free because of it pissing off currently paying customers is exactly why I don't like their business model. It can never change for the better because they have so many people tied to them now. With the cost of ISPs going up rather than down PLUS the ISPs keep scaling back their speeds while upping the charges, paying for more online services becomes less of an option for many people.