I cancelled my subscription about 3 months ago. I was playing ME3 multiplayer and summoning fools to help me out in Dark Souls. Right after that, I realized I didn't want to play multiplayer for anything anymore and that I did not make use of any of the "perks" Gold offers. I have never (EVER) bought anything that was discounted for Gold members, I have never won any of their sweepstakes, and I don't use Netflix or Hulu on my TV anymore.
It is simply too expensive. My next console choice will pretty much be dictated by who can give me the best online value. Right now, it seems Sony's where it's at.