Yeah, they should at least give you one free game to just try it out. If it works well and more people experience that it works well, it will only gain it more buzz.
The closed beta had a couple games available for free, Jimmy Johnson's Anything With an Engine and some dual joystick shooter that's name is escaping me.
I have a good connection and it worked very well. The shooter was even 60fps, which was pretty impressive. The input delay was no more than you'd get on a plasma screen (I was playing on a low latency monitor) and the image quality was decent (though certainly with some video compression). Overall I was pretty impressed with it, but the fucking awful pricing model kind of kills any interest I might have had in actually using it.