I am a believer of choice and I agree with the thought of letting the customer choose, short term contract no freebie or long term contract with router.
My experiences of included routers are mixed.
aaisp - zyxel, was poor and after brief usage was put to one side, felt very light and cheap.
VM - dir615, probably is cheap judging by its size however with the ddwrt firmware turns out to be a quite a decent router and I like it. although this is baring in mind I have a decent gigabit router alongside it on my lan.
VM - superhub, very poor router in my view, was looking forward to it at first as it had potentioal to remove the need of having a modem and router seperate on cable, but as its so poor I have needed to use DMZ and hook up the dir615 to it anyway. Buggy and too dumbed down. Its so poor VM are even working on a bridge mode firmware to make it the same as a standalone modem.
However my overall view free routers are a good thing because without one the user will likely just have a modem, like my dad does with orange, whenever I go round there I cannot hook up my laptop as he just has a modem connecting his own machine up directly which is also less secure due to no NAT.
Edited by Chrysalis (Mon 07-Feb-11 02:25:24)