I don't own a PS3, but sometimes I wish I did, play games for free online? Yes! So why then does Microsoft make its fans, and paying customers pay $8 for a month or $20 dollars for three months? (greed? *cough*) Because they can. Because people pay for it. Because nobody demands that Microsoft enter the late 20th century online gaming model. When, before Xbox Live, did we ever need to pay to play? I think we need to organize a strike of sorts.
Stop playing on Xbox Live and stop paying for it. Demand free online gaming! Maybe if its not free there could at least be some more reasonable deal. Say I just bought the Orange Box or Halo 3, two games that feature popular online games / modes of play and I just paid $55-$60 or even more for the games. Why no free online for a month?!!!?!?! I know that some games do this, and Halo and the Orange Box are going to be huge sellers!
Microsoft! Hey! Free online games! Come on? Please?