i guess if your wanting it for shooters.....then its good for Gears of War and Halo 3 is alright, but it sounds like Bungie is going to make some changes to Matchmaking so lets hope it gets better. Also there are a few good games from the arcade, N+ is always great! Novadrome and Mad Tracks are great racing games. Ive heard the full game of Assault Heros is great and ive only played the demo and its alright. But I guess it all depends on what you like, I'd say just buy the 1 month, and if ya like it, then keep paying.....if not, then you can't say you didnt try it out.