I read (too quickly) the faq on the changes with Live Gold. I did not grasp that new Home Gold was limited to the XBox One, until I read the ** at the bottom.
The principle reason that I didn't "grasp" this detail was that it didn't seem plausible: Microsoft wouldn't make a change in how Gold is sold to families, discontinue the old method for the existing console and not offer the updated policy to 360 owners, would they? Why?
What makes this extremely frustrating / unacceptable is that the Xbox 360 was for sale, new, in box, from Microsoft (and Target and BB, etc), when we bought it this Christmas... right along side the Xbox One. This is not an obsolete console, but instead something that is currently being sold.
It's pretty bad to "push" your customers to a new system by making the old one's usefulness dependant on a surprising increase in subscription fees. It's kind of evil to do that when you're still selling the "old" console. If there were a real technical reason behind it, then that should be articulated and the old method maintained.
I'm at a loss with what to do. Under this flawed understanding, I purchased a Gold membership for myself. Now I don't even want to keep the 360 now, let alone buy an Xbox One.
If there is a question here, it is: "Has there been any rumor/ sign of a change of policy coming?"