Yup, I started monthly for the first month the premium memberships started but after that I've been yearly and I never regret it, hell I even pay for my little brother's yearly membership to. Giant Bomb is my favorite place on the internet.
Yeah I finally got into retro gaming and in the last month I picked up Super Metroid and an SNES. My Gaming sessions are such that picking it up and playing for a few minutes then putting it down is a priority. Good point, that would be easier on VC.
I have Super Metroid for the SNES (along with a CRT) and for Virtual Console (along with an HDTV) and I've never played the damn game. I'm going to get started in a few days but I'm not sure which version to play. On one side I like the authenticity of having the SNES controller in my hands and playing on the real hardware, but on the other, VC games look so crisp on my HDTV and while not perfect, the Pro controller is really comfortable, more so than the SNES controller.