My first year of the 360 was fantastic, we just finally got broadband and now with the 360 and LIVE I ventured onto the interstellar albatross that is the inter-web (yes I have been hanging out with Jeff Minter) and found it to be a great craic filled with fun and games for everyone Second year of the 360 and in April I decided I no longer wanted to be so active member of the xbox clan I had joined and slowly calmed things down. Most games I no longer ended up playing online and LIFE was really kicking up with all manner of things going on that to be honest LIVE just didn't seem like the place to be. So this Jan 2008, my LIVE subscription expires and I have decided not to renew it. Of course this may only be temporary and in a few months may decide to go back to GOLD but until them I'm really not too fussed. I do think its a great service and worth the $50 per year asking price, but only of course if your making decent usage out of it. At the moment I'm happy to make do with PSN even if it isn't as feature complete, it serves my needs for the time being until I can muster the energy to take on LIVE gaming once more.