Our only problem with GigaNews was a monthly limit. Unlimited per day may be nice, but when you run out of your limit for the month, that kinda sucks.
With UseNet, there's no monthly limit. The limit per day goes up from 750MB / day, to 13GB / day, to Unlimited / day if you sign up for the unlimited account. 12GB per day for Platinum accounts. If you can use 12GB in a day ... I bow to you
This works out well for multiple people using the same account.
10GB / Month = 0.33GB / day
20GB / Month = 0.66GB / day
40GB / Month = 1.33GB / day
100GB / Year = 0.27GB / day
200GB / Year = 0.55GB / day
400GB / Year = 1.10GB / day
Granted, if you only use it yourself, maybe this might work for you. But if you go in with a group of people (like me) to cover the higher costs, these limits aren't going to be suited for multiple users very well. GigaNews offers 10 connections I see. Which seems nice, until you realize that with up to 10 people using it would drain the download limit in no time. Suddenly $43.99 / month becomes exponentially more when that 1.33GB / day is being far exceeded. Or that $359.99 / year becomes exponentially more, when that 1.10GB / day is being far exceeded.
Just a comparison:
UseNet Gold = $14.95 / month, 3GB / day, ~90GB / month
GigaNews = $11.99 / month, 0.33GB / day, 10GB / month
UseNet Platinum = $19.95 / month, 12GB / day, ~360GB / month
GigaNews = $22.99 / month, 0.66GB / day, 20GB / month
UseNet Unlimited = $39.95 / month, Unlimited / day, unlimited / month
GigaNews = $43.99 / month, 1.33GB / day, 40GB / month
Personally, even for someone just wanting to use these services by themselves, I think UseNet is the better way to go. But definitely UseNet, if you want to go in with a group of people.