We're excited to announce that we've fully migrated the Xbox Forums to their new home, here on the Microsoft Community forums!
As of today, going to forums.xbox.com will redirect you here to the Xbox area of the Community forums. We've moved all of your existing threads over so you can continue and start conversations with the new forums experience.
We sincerely appreciate the feedback you have provided over this transition and can't wait for you to check out the new Xbox Forums!
Firstly, I have edited your posts due to you using profane language in each post. This is a violation of the forum guidelines. Please review them so that you know what is (and is not) deemed as acceptable behaviour. Thank you.
Secondly, the service is one you have the choice in committing to. If you are unhappy with the way the service works, my advice would be to post in the feedback forums. At the bottom line, you have the choice on whether or not you want to purchase a subscription.
They do so in order to add value to the Gold subscription, to make it attractive to those who may not play online.
You should also be asking this question to the companies such as Netflix. Do you really think if they had said "we want our service to be available to Silver members or we withdraw from your systems." that Microsoft would have let them go.
I wonder how much of a cut of the Gold sub they are getting.
If the "Greediest Thing" that Microsoft want to do is charge Silver Members for the entertainment peripherals I'd happily trade that against paying twice for games because of held back content classed as "DLC".