Allegra I was thinking along similar lines this morning and had come in just now to post a similar thread - you beat me to it!
Sadly I had a funny feeling in my water that the subscribers special wasn't going to be particularly special to the subscribers themselves!
I appreciate the U2.com team (band as well?) felt the need to share this because it's technically 'official' news but to email everyone with a 'subscribers special' was a misjudgment on what many subscribers would consider worthy of such hype.
There were thousands of expectant users online, what an opportunity to blow us away. Instead I would have been quite happy catching this snippet anytime either here or on other websites just by way of passing interest - I have nothing against the film or them doing a song for it but it's not big news, not really.
U2.com team you need to listen to what the fans say this site needs to breeeeeathe some new life and interest into it.
On a positive note tho, I did like the live chat thingy, reminded me of the live threads and not being able to keep up with all the posts popping up simultaneously , nice idea mods, that was the most fun part of last nite.