Yeah, it's pretty short sighted of them. Gold really only has value if you're a hardout gamer and yet they are saying "It's ok, you don't have to be a hardout gamer to own a XBO, because it does all these other cool things BUT you have to have Gold to access most of them!" Makes no sense.
My games room: http://imgur.com/a/CA2yz XBL: Mister Bump PSN: Mr_BumpNZ
I would rather see them enhance Gold's value a bit more creatively, but I can live with it.
I can live with it as well, because I will probably always have a Gold account as a gamer. But it seems kind of deceptive for people who see this and think it is cool (I mean, my parents even asked me about it) and decide to get it.