I have always believed that the value imparted by the gold membership was worth it for me, and that doesn’t change with the price hike. The motives behind the price hike may be suspect, but there is a good quality service there. Even as a silver member, it is staggering what XBL offers. Its a veritable cornucopia of gaming delights I could not have imagined last generation. The standards have been raised, sure, with PSN offering a lot of competitive value, but I still feel like my money is actually paying for something with XBL. I like to think that silver members have what they do because of people who pay for gold. The rich feeding the poor. I just don’t feel that hard done by. You can call me a communist, but that is how I feel.