Was having a discussion with my buddy last night and we're thinking about setting up a membership site... Not a service (that's a completely different kettle of fish), but a website with a forum and a boatload of really cool content basically.
I just can't get past the thinking that they are a VERY hard sell, I guess it's got something to do with the fact that I personally don't like them much.
Just interested to know what your thoughts are, do people actually like them... or do conversion rates really suffer because it's recurring billing?
P.S. We would probably set it up as the usual $1 7 day trial then monthly re-billing after that.