Yeah I don't really like the guy much and I'm not alone in saying that but let's not start the party around whether or not he's great (even though I technically did just that with the thread title, oops). The guy wrote a great article that sums up my feelings on Xbox Live Gold and just how much bullshit it is now when compared to other services like PSN. MS can't simply rely on saying that you're paying for better when Sony has finally caught up and is offering more than enough perks for their own premium service that just makes Microsoft look like a bunch of assholes with how they are placing stuff behind a paywall that shouldn't be there in the first place.
My only reason for keeping Gold is for multiplayer, it's pretty ridiculous that that's my only reason now. I don't care about the other perks because the 360 is no longer my primary gaming device. I love Gears's multiplayer and to a certain extent, Halo's, that I'm still hesitant in pulling the trigger on canceling my Gold despite not even playing enough multiplayer to justify the cost. All I know is that MS is going to pay for their hubris if they think they can pull this shit again with their next console.
Anyways go ahead and read what he wrote here