I dont totally understand that. You pay a isp for internet yea, but to use sony's "live" service aka play sony ps3 games online you need to pay them. if its free like ps2 your going to have crappy online experience and lots of cheating because the game maker has to then pay and host their own servers. they dont have time to update and fix things everyday. now if its centralized and a small fee is payed then theres more updates, more features and almost no cheating and game makers will WANT to put online features into games. great idea in my book, id pay if it was like 5 a month, thats just 1 less 6 pack of beer a month.