The reason I thought they should bring it back is because when we see EU get a laundry list of sweet games and all we're getting that same week is some PSN game noone cares about it really compounds the problem. Sure, we'll still have a huge gap in quality but at least we'll have 1 week to look forward to instead of 3 weeks of disappointment and 1 week of surprise. Just look at the pole numbers. It's week after week of people not thrilled about anything... then we get 1 week of good stuff. Clearly the every week update isn't giving most people confidence in PS+.
I agree that the weekly updates haven't given a lot of people confidence in PS+ (well people on the PS Blog anyway), but I'd have to disagree with pretty much everything else.
The whole "3 weeks of disappointment" is going to vary from person to person. As for the polls, I don't trust them. How many people are going to vote "Nothing for me this week" then still download Closure and buy Critter Crunch? My guess is a lot, but they're still going to vote "Nothing for me" because they want to see change in the program, as if magically somehow PS+ is going fulfill the wants of every person all the time.
As for the "disappointment" in general, I just think it's unfair. Even if you paid full price for PS+, you'll be getting access to 5 free games this month for $4.17, (not to mention quality discounts on other games). Regardless of what other regions are getting, being disappointed in 5 games for $4.17 is a gross sense of entitlement to me, and it's almost sickening to me to think how ungrateful people are with this program. Nobody needs to argue this fact with me because they're not going to change my mind. Yes I'm a white knight for Sony when it comes to the PS+ program, and I'm proud to be because I think the PS+ program is that good. I hope that anyone who honestly feels disappointed in PS+ lets their subscription lapse and doesn't ever bother signing up for it again.
The only good reason I saw is that we may know about discounts earlier. However, as someone who doesn't buy games unless they're on sale, I don't really care.
I'm in the same boat, but I guess it could be good for others to know what's coming ahead of time. However, I guarantee it will just lead to problems of promised deals that don't come through. The PS Blog can't even keep straight what's being released on a week-to-week basis, exampled by them mentioning in several different posts that Urban Trials was coming out this week. There's no way they'll be able to maintain forecasts for a full month.
I like monthly posts about all the stuff. Gets all the bellyaching out at once. Then come the actual release of games, if someone whines everyone will jump on them with "yeah we've known about it for weeks, moron". Like the trolls turn on trolls.
I guess this could be one positive to going to a monthly update, it would hopefully cut down on the whining. But I look at EU PS+, they got all 3 of their PS3 games on Feb. 3rd. Now for all of those PS+ member who don't own a Vita, they have nothing to look forward to (except maybe a couple discounts) until early March. I much prefer having something to look forward to every week.
Anyways, thanks for your input guys.