I'd thought about a premium subscription. I don't mind paying to get good coverage. However their coverage prior to introducing a paywall wasn't flash in my opinion. Why would I waste good money on content I used to see that wasn't that good that is now behind a paywall, or have they upped their game significantly since the paywall was instituted?
I think at first most of the paywall stuff was articles from international papers who already charged for subscriptions like the New York Times.. I don't think they've upped their game, the only thing I sort of miss reading is Sideswipe but I just read similar things from other sites. To be honest I'd probably have subscribed to read it, but I don't like the idea of having to call them to cancel.