The NYT is going to be costly next year--for those folks who read enough articles per month, they will have to pay get access. Or not. I think the Slate piece probably has it right--the Times needs to take advantage of the 40 million pairs of eyeballs it gets rather than shrink the set to only those who pay.
I would pay if the price was not too high. How about you? Invest in the NYT? Alternative news source? Or find ways to defeat the NYT wall?