I'm kinda lucky as my 3 month sub was almost done (this week in fact) and I'm not sure when I'm going to bother with Live for a while. I was actually looking at upgrading to an Elite having had my 20GB sh*tter for the last 2.5 years.
With the Xmas rush and January sales there are going to be some bargains to be had. So just going to use my banned 360 as a "try before I buy" console and for my daughter to play her Spider-man Batman games and probably relocate it downstairs to play on the SDTV, while I sit and wait for a good Elite bargain, and hopefully a Xmas bonus from work.
Just means I get to re-play all of my old games again on the Elite, when I get it.