I pay $45 for a much faster service than the basic and am more than happy to do so, it's enough bandwidth to do anything I want to. I certainly don't have it just to download the LLVJ, and if that's the only thing you can think of to use a modern broadband connection for, than I completely agree it's a waste of resources for you to join us. You are obviously in the same group as my parents, relegated to casual email and light surfing only on the internet.
I use it for MUCH more than that, and it is critical to my life, being a large part of my business and income, along with entertainment.
If you are seriously saying that $45 or so a month breaks your budget, then I don't know what to tell you. I don't mean to make fun of you if that's so, but man that's tight!
Somehow I doubt most people that are down to that constrained a budget are concerned with a LLVJ in the first place. More like, getting enough grocery or gas money for the month.