I think the half season deal is a rip off. It's not mid season when they offer more like 60% of the way through and it's not half price neither. If you're going to dish out the dough, buy the full season.
Most times, I feel it's paid off within the first two months, but I haven't been as focused on around the league play this season as I was in the past. Past couple seasons after the Flyers, I staid up and watched the remainin Central time zone game and caught at least half of a Pacific. Now it's pretty much Flyers are done and the tv is off. I hate the fact that once the game ends, that's all you get no post game comments, stats, highlights nothing. At least stay with it for another commercial break.