Don't just dismiss the idea outright, think about it.
I know GW2 is free to play and i love this, but i think without a subscription will we suffer with lack of content, updates or support? Server quality? Will the game have GM's? With pay to play you can normally expect good support and frequent content, but GW2 will most likely follow the expansion pack and micro transaction route instead..
Now im in no way rich or have disposable income but would still like a subscription seeing as i believe that i the best way to know you going to get good service and updates, even if it was lower than the standard rate of today (which is 8.99 GBP), plus it's nice to support companies who deliver quality games, and i don't mind paying if im getting a better experience for it.
What like to hear your views