That too. I bought the Abyssea Edition when it was on sale for $5, but I'm almost paranoid to start my 30 day trial since I know I don't commit to games all at once.
I have been hoping for the same thing to happen to Final Fantasy XI.
Yeah, I've heard that too, but I've also heard it takes MAJOR time to keep playing for free, and you have to know what you're doing. I don't really feel like playing that game as a full time job just so I don't have to pay a subscription fee, myself.
I've heard of people playing free through grinding out the demo or something. I'm not an Eve player so I never understood it.