Dude, learn how to play the game they invented. Buy it without them knowing, tell them you got it on sale and for much cheaper than you actually bought it for and say you are going to sell your old tech to recuperate the cost anyway.That's exactly what I'm doing.
ITT: People who have no idea what the service actually is. They just see "EA" and "a month" and "Xbox" and think it's bad. Learn to read people.QFT. People, read this if you haven't already and take your blinders off.