I might pay. But I'd like to know how much it will cost me for a year. Not a few weeks at a time.
Right now they say: "99 cents for your first 8 weeks."
And how easy is it to turn off if I decide to opt-out?
I'm wary of subscriptions. I like month-to-month, and I like to know how much each month will cost. And I must believe that I can turn it off at any time without hassle.
On the other hand, the Guardian is making a strong effort at web-based US news, and they already do an excellent job of covering the world. And no paywall at all. It's an easy decision to keep reading the Guardian.
PS: I would love to pay for the NYT if they did something to improve the bandwidth situation in NYC. They are, after all, the New York Times.