I agree with you Sohal this site should still be free. However, I believe still our site should offer an option if a player wishes to get a subscription and they would get features that a free member would not.
What would this money do? It would allow Jumbo to expand their programming team and they can start to get to work on making new features that other sites would not be able to offer. Perhaps with added funds, we could start to talk Sci Fi and perhaps Fire and Ice (An American offshoot and very tense game if you use the special features for each unit)
Another recent idea that was thrown around and this could cut down on cheaters and muli alias is ratings for subscribers. You would drastically if not remove most players who cheat to get high ratings because they would not keep paying more money just to get a game site rating.
These are just my thoughts, not what the site would do. However when it all comes down to it Sohal, I would NOT be in favor of this being a pay only site. If players want to play a basic game for free, that option should always be available.