Whats the point of paying for games you cant play randomly for 2 days. How often does it happen? I just got internet to my playstation last week so I havent been around long
If the maintenence cycle goes without flaws, usually a day or two a year (usually doesn't last more than a few hours). Apparently in the recent maintenence, there were more serious issues found than they anticipated, which is why it was extended by several hours.
PSN Maintenence does not affect the ability to play offline games, and does not always affect online play, either.
My problem with it is if i buy a bunch of discount games or get free games and my membership expires i no longer have access to my free games
Your statement is false, purchased games & discounted ones are yours to keep for ever whether you have a current subscription or not.
However I hate to break it to you JFK but that's what subscriptions services basically are, you pay you get you don't you lose, much like Netflix, you pay your $8.00 a month you get to watch movies, you pay your $4/5.00 a month you get to play games.
thats why i dont subscribe to anything beyond my basic cable internet phone package. If someone pays for somthing it should be theirs another reason i wont buy anything from the PSstore. It violates consumer rights! Amazon's kindle got sued by states attorney generals for violateing consumer rights.