My annual subscription to a far more expensive usenet provider has just ran out and I usually have the 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' approach to things. Then I noticed with the fall in the Australian dollar I'd be paying about 30% more in my local currency, so it was worth having a look around. I gave the full featured trial a go on UsenetBucket and found that everything is running at full speed, it's not a Highwinds reseller and the prices are great. SO basically it's a service which delivers what I want and I can save money. It's a no brainer so will give it a real workout for a few months.