I love doing research, of all the things I do in a days time, research is my favorite. Knowing that I can go from reading a book to doing a search online, while talking to friends if I choose, makes researching more fun.
All the fun comes to a grinding halt though, when I find one of those websites that require you to pay for a membership to view them. I use to believe that only the 'taboo' sites required this, but I'm finding that more and more sites are switching to the 'pay-to-view' method and it STINKS! (That's a technical term by the way:) )
I have yet to see a perfect website so I know that's not what they are asking you to pay for, and I haven't found a site with flawless information. All content is written from the writers point of view, and it is never 100% complete. There is always an 'unkown'.
Now, it is not that I mind paying for a member ship IF I am going to visit that site often for the information they provide. I know others feel this way as well, and they may pay for a membership.
Who started this trend? The almighty buck definately rules doesn't it? At this rate we're going to have to pay to get into the shopping center before we go shopping. What fun that would be!