Silver here. Usually do the $2 for 2 months thing here and there. I own a PS3 so XBL has never really been a priority for me...never really suckered into the hype that its "that" much better. It is slightly better...but obviously, if you pay for it....it better have some redeeming qualities. Above all else, most of my friends are on PS3 anyway.
I haven't had Gold in a long time, I don't play MP so I don't see the point. $60 a year for demos a week early? No, thanks. --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIbu3wJDmVQ - New gaming series My podcast: hulkshare.com/inferiorminds
I had been silver for entire time having xbox360 except, 1 month for Gears of War 3 release, 1 month for Gears of War 2 release, 1 month for Gears of War 3 release, and now maybe 3 months to play COD with friend. I am passing on upcoming Gears of War and I really don't believe in the pay to play multiplayer model how MS treats it (ie every game has half the content locked unless you subscribe), I do believe in subscription models for certain types of games, but not how they do it.
I just renewed mine today. You guys cant afford the 2 month for $2 dollar deal? I'ts been almost a year and all I have paid in total $10 so far. $12 a year is a steal. --- Xbox Live: GodintheGalaxy, PSN: EuphoricJudas