Just a quick note here to say that I'd love to be able to have a customized membership type thing (not sure how easy it would be to implement, of course).
See, I don't care for most groups (IMs are something else…) (yeah, OK, I'm in a minority, possibly a minority of one*), and I REALLY don't care about the premium gifts, the priority entry to whatever it is, or Premium only areas. I do care about the stipend (one of the best incentive for going premium, AFAIK) and I do care about having a Linden Home (especially the new ones, which are wonderful) and enough prim allowance for decorating it.
Other people will obviously value different things.
So being able to tailor what you're getting for your money would be absolutely fantastic. Any chance of that happening, or is it a utter logistical nightmare and a complete non-starter?
PS I fail to see how lowering the group limit for basic members is a good thing - won't people simply be creating more alts, just to get group slots, anyway? And I wholeheartly second people who say - don't apply the lowering of group slots to existing users, apply it to new users only. How is taking something away from people a good idea????
PS2 group housekeeping on the Linden side sounds like a great idea to me. A lot of platforms monitor inactive users and deactivate their accounts. Makes sense to me…
*As far as keeping up with new releases by creators, that's what blogs and Flickr (and the RSS feeds associated with them) are for. Though certainly group discounts are a sweet deal.