I agree, I'm Shocked, Membership is a bad business plan and it's going to make customers go away i really wanted some units, but gone down this road before and got burned Plus what happens if they go out business.
So now you let the cat out of the bag and offer a reservation (seems to be a tender offer like you did with the sellout of AV100/200) + an obligatory subscription.
I was quite sceptical when you introduced the Login so that this box with recurring costs is no longer an option for me.
Sad but true
this online access stuff is crap I really wish they reconsider I really wanted it Plus it sounded so good blu-ray access, hub access. They better offer Lifetime Membership price guess ha = 49.99 + 23.88= 73.87+ Shipping $$$