I won't subscribe and really dislike subscription models of all kind. I know you guys don't want to segregate the readers of this site, but I think it will happen regardless. Give me a site full of ads instead of blocking features from non-subscribers any day.
Gamestop managers have to be real careful about checking IDs as they can be heavily fined if they sell a game to a minor, and will then most likely lose their job. However, I agree that alot of them are real dickheads and take it far too seriously like in this case.