Just as an FYI, I appear to have gained access to a “free” account by entering the “sign up” process flow, importing from Google Reader, and proceeding to the credit card information page, and then hitting back until I made it back to the top level site. Instead of arriving at the default page it loaded as a free account. I was then able to import from google and proceed to activate the 64 feeds. I will not use this, as your intent was to disable free accounts at this time. If you have any questions, please let me know (email@example.com). Thanks.
Yup, completely intentional. The paywall is extremely leaky, although I’ll be closing it up within the next week.