The Subscription MMO is Dead (from August 24, 2012).
The article does beg the question of why the dumbest and most offensive game out there – WoW – remains, by far, the most popular. Though...I have the answer.
And, I should add, while F2P is, overall, a good thing, it's attracting more griefing, trolling, short-attention-span assholes and idiots (just in it for the *cough* *cough* "lulz") to MMOs than ever before. At least until they hit Level 20.