...but the tens of thousands of people who do will have a chance to win a cool prize.don't be jealous that you won't have a chance to win.
Are you dense or what?
Your reply totally highlights the issue that people have with this offer. One person in "x" amount of thousands of subscribers is going to win this impressive prize. Why on earth would that make someone who isn't that fussed about WD renew their subscription?
I can't pass comment on other countries but in the UK, most yearly magazine subscriptions work out cheaper than if you pay for it monthly, they will give you an extra issue and usually a gift. For me it was a decent camera bag when I signed up for a digital camera mag.
So it's nothing to do with what people think of WD, it's their usual crazy mindset that people have an issue with.