Started out with Astrill 12 months ago when it was a beta release and was immediately impressed by its simplicity and ease of use. The fact it has no effect whatsoever on the speed and responsiveness of my browsing/downloading was the main reason i signed up to a greatly discounted 12-month offer (less than $30 at the time). What has impressed me since is how the service has just kept getting better and better with new and improved features being added on a regular basis without losing its inherent simplicity and ease of use. I will definitely be renewing my contract when it expires early 2011. Highly recommended!