"On the PC, Live is only a half-assed attempt to desperately fulfill what Microsoft promoted at E3 in 2006 - the perfect world of easy cross-platform gaming. The idea is good, but I guess it was announced before anyone actually had implemented much of anything. In the rush to get the great vision to the market along with the bumpy launch of Vista in general, things went horribly wrong. The current implementation should be burnt and the ashes scattered to four winds. It wouldn't exactly impress even if it were completely free at this point, and asking money for the current weak service offering is just misguided. It's like someone is trying really hard to make Games for Windows Live a flop."
Read on over at YouGamers.