People who pay for gold live have themselves to blame. I'm sorry. I had xbox live for 7 years and only played less than a WEEK worth in total.
Now I understand people have their own usage needs out of live, so if you play the games you get online more often than not then get live (and keep getting screwed up the butt) in the process.
This is why game sales are dropping. Even single player games like ff13-2 are chopping the storyline for paid DLC. I don't want to pay full price for a game where I have to pay extra to download the full storyline.
Piracy is the way forward in this case.
[My links are not selling counterfeit products, and link to a genuine lawfirm, if people can make use of it, more the better. I have never spammed or flooded my posts with my "message". NEVER a single time. With all due respect, I hope you realise it takes all kinds to make this community. Some of us are schoolkids who link to manga websites, others have our own businesses who may link to it. Not all fingers are the same, and not everyone spams. Sincerely].