1UP's Patrick Klepek reports - 12/04/2007:
"When people talk about features they'd like to see added to an Xbox Live Gold subscription, dedicated servers, expanded buddy lists or separate bandwidth pipes for popular downloads are first to mind. Instead of adding features to the Gold experience, however, they're 'enhancing' Gold subscriptions by continuing a practice started last summer of stripping Silver members of features and making them Gold-only.
The latest? Playable demos are no longer available right away for Silver members. Instead, they'll have to wait a full week before they're allowed access. Starting with the Fall update, Silver users will start seeing a red circle with a slash through content that's currently inaccessible."