Well, I finally let my Xbox Live Gold subscription run out. Four years of barely using my Xbox, a little Halo Reach with my friends made Gold worthwile for some time, but we eventually burnt out on the game.
So, I let my sub slide. When I found out that Netflix doesn't work with a Silver subscription, I yanked my 360 out of my entertainment center and stuffed it in a closet. Microsoft charging extra for a service that every other game console and Blu-ray player under the sun offers for free hit a nerve in me.
It's just another nail in the coffin after the RRoD experience I had almost four years ago. Nothing Microsoft does endears me to their system. I dumped yet another load of 360 games, keeping only a handful of exclusive titles I would regret losing, my Halo games, Lost Odyssey, and Vesperia.
I've always been one to horde my games, never getting rid of old titles in case I ever have a desire to play them again (I do once in a while, I get kicks off nostalgia), however, with the 360, I have viciously abandoned that habit of mine... and truth be told, I don't really regret it.
Microsoft's marketing strategy seems to be working, they've shown some great sales this holiday season, but it's not selling me. I don't know what Microsoft is going to need to do to put me on board for the "720," but it will have to be something astounding and riveting.