Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:59 PM
The "PS+ games are only rentals" argument is faulty, because: PS+ grants you a new game every week, while letting you keep all the previous ones they gave you. In a year, you'll have 50 games in your possession all at one time. In 3 years, you'll have 150 games in your possession at one time. If you went to Netflix, Blockbuster, or GameFly and told them you wanted to pay $50/yr for a membership that lets you rent one new game every week, while also keeping every game from all previous weeks forever (so long as you remain a member of their store) they'd call you batshit insane.
And to argue that you lose access to them if you cancel your membership, well duh... if you are a person who enjoys watching movies you aren't going to cancel your Netflix, are you? Not as long as you continue enjoying watching movies. The only way you're canceling it is if you decide you're done with watching movies forever. And if you change your mind later and resubscribe, you're going to immediately regain access to all those same movies you had access to before.
Same thing for PS+... if you enjoy playing games you are going to want to continue playing games indefinitely; the only time you're going to cancel your membership is if the day comes when you decide you're done with playing games, for good. And just like Netflix, if you decide later on that you made a mistake and you choose to resubscribe, you immediately regain access to all those games you had before.
*Also, that is not even adding in the dollar value of all the great discounts you get from a PS+ membership, of which all those items really are yours to keep forever, even if you do cancel your membership.