Joystiq has a poll up asking people if they would be willing to deal with advertisements on Xbox Live if it allowed them all of the wonders of Xbox Live Gold service.
If Microsoft offered you the opportunity to enjoy the full benefits of Xbox Live for free provided you agree to view advertisments, would you go for it? (Not that Microsoft has offered such an option, we’re just askin’.) Possible advertisments that could be inserted into the Xbox Live experience for subscribers who choose the “ad supported” route instead of the current $50 annual fee for an Xbox Live Gold subscription plan.
I think I would do it if the ads were reasonable and not too intrusive, but only until I had more of a reason to have all of the advantages of Live, as I currently have no friends on my friends list, thus no reason to try out multiplayer and have a need for Xbox Live Gold.