I'm horrible at keeping track of recurring payments. I let my paid account lapse about 2 years ago, and told myself that if they ever did another permanent account sale, I'd consider one then. Well, Livejournal did, and I did. Now I have all the styles and userpics I could ever want, and I never have to remember to pay them again :)
I think Livejournal provides a great service, and this is the easiest way for me to support them.
Of course, now I've stayed up way too late playing with options. Good night!