Ive played this game for quite a bit and it held my attention for a while, although it really was a damn shitty beta game at release, the subsequent patches made it worth playing. I used to be a major Diablo 2 whore (read: Played DII for years on Hardcore) and I can honestly say that this is the best H&S game to come out since D2. Its nowhere near the quality of D2 but at least it tries.
Is it worth the subscription? No
But the subscription is not mandatory, and all the best items ingame are non-subscription anyway and will remain that way, so its not really a big deal.
For all of you Bill Roper haters, remember that this guy wanted to do Diablo 3, and instead he got chased out of Blizzard and the rest is history as you all know
I have a nifty blue line!