I'm getting sick of how lowly the people that work on CoD are getting. Elite is the biggest ponzi scheme in gaming and I haven't heard or read about it anywhere. First of I want to say that I was gullible and bought the PS3 Hardened edition of the game so I'm an elite premium member.
Before the game was released EVERY ad or interview that talked about the Elite service never ever mentioned that Xbox would be getting the maps or DLC first. I know that there's an contract between MS and Activision that all DLC will be sold on 360 first, but I thought that Elite would not be affected by that, and a lot of my friends thought so too. Before release they were saying that Elite premium member would be getting the DLC before ANYONE else. As soon as the game was released their wording was changed to Elite Xbox premium members will be getting the DLC first. I understand that and don't really care as that is the way it has always been. Today Robert Bowling said on twitter that the first DLC for non premium members will appear on Xbox on the 20th of March, one month before the PS3 premium members get them, that is BS.
The other part of being a premium member is the clan integration in the game, that is the main reason I bought Elite, and for the first 3.5 months the clan operations and challenges were not functioning, clan challenges are yet to be added with no ETA. There was no mention of it being unavailable at launch, there was no ETA and for 3.5 months I got ZERO value return for my membership. If you bought Elite last week you would be on the same level as someone who had it since launch. It is like buying a year's membership for WoW but being unable to level up you're character for 3 months.
This is a clear case of false advertisement, I got nothing of what I was promised, the service runs like shit, the Elite website looks like something from the 90s, it is slow and buggier than Skyrim, it is one of the worst websites I've visited (don't they have professionals working on this stuff, didn't the beta improve anything) and it is hands down the worst service I've bought.