Well, being able to register an account is free IIRC, to make comments and such. You can also watch the 1st game of each set for free, I think.
However, for the rest of the vods, you have to pay for each season. It turns out to be around $20 each month or so, or $15 if you continue to purchase them.
Maybe check out the website, watch the free games, and decide from there. To be honest, MLG, IEM, etc, are nice tourneys, but they don't quite match up with Blizz-backed GSL, which is attracting the best players in the world.
I think I may make the switch to zerg permanent. I tried going random but I hate playing as protoss and its not worth the aggravation of praying that I don't roll protoss every time I start up a game. I'll still play terran every so often just to keep my skills fresh especially since I'm slated to play terran in this team tournament thing were doing.
When I switched to zerg/random I dropped from about mid diamond to low platinum but now I've worked my way up to high platinum and am playing a few low diamond level players every so often.
Likely the saddest loss of my SC2 career. I doubt I could have played worse or made more mistakes with a huge lead. Honestly just wow. Goes to show you shouldn't say "Oh I've got this in the bag" and get all complacent like I just did.
speaking of cheese, how did you guys ever beat terrans before they nerfed the fast reaper build order? i only been playing for a couple months now but i just saw a couple videos and that **** looks soooooo annoying getting there before you get a stalker out.. T musta been a auto win vs Z too since they couldnt FE at all :O
reaper rush never really worked for me, but the fact that the zerg thought i could go 5rax reaper or that i could fake a 5rax reaper worked quite well. meta game stuff. i never did it, but the fact that people did was very helpful to me.