I have been a bit weary myself... i have BT & F2s connections, but friends of mine have been asking me about freedial. Some got onto the waiting list, which was also poorly set up.
If connection was free, it woould be worth a try, but seeing that you have to pay £65 which you'll loose if its a failure is makes you think twice. I think theregister.co.uk were going to launch something cheap.
Just the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.