Well I went ahead and got a usenet account at NewsDemon. The account was not even 3 minutes old and I see that they screwed me! I had a coupon from the list that one of you provided that had 30% for the lifetime of the account. That and the free newsrover made me pick that. I contacted Live Help and explained the problem and was told that the coupon was expired. I then told him "Gee, can you explain to me how the system knew that coupon was invalid when I have not entered yet since there is no place to enter a coupon when making your payment". I really hate being lied to. He then gathered his thoughts and passed the buck on to the accounts department which of course was not open. Not exactly what I would call a stellar start to usenet.
If you had FTN and GFT for your no ratio 0-day sites, maybe What and Waffles for music, and perhaps ScT, SCC, TL, and maybe RevTT for 0-day ratio sites and maybe Demonoid for some obscure stuff and you won't need usenet or at least you won't need a unlimted account you could get away with just a 25 GB account or something. I understand your preferences so I won't bother trying to get you to switch, as long as your happy thats all that matters.
Have to wait and see what the accounts department comes up. I look forward to how they handle this situation. After leaving a rather scathing support ticket about this and a suggestion that they should take the coupon down then instead of employing the illegal bait and switch on innocent consumers such as myself. I also told them that I was in the mind to file a complaint about that illegal practice. I really want to hear what they have to say to me about it.
Oh, and I could use a good list of groups for my account. I download 0-day movies from xvid to 1080p, music, comics, apps. Good 0-day sites would do the trick for me if someone can be so kind as to help me on this matter that would be great, if not then the hell with it I have great torrent sites I don't need usenet, lol!