Virgin have contacted me and asked me to pass on the following message to all of you who have been testing the new service. They've also confirmed that your complimentary subscription service will continue to run for a full year.
Here's the message:-
"Many thanks from Virgin Digital Help to all the participants on this test. Getting the user experience right is really important to us, so we have been avidly reading through your posts over the past few days. There is some very valuable feedback here which is already being fed into plans for the up coming releases.
We'll continue to keep an eye on the forum, so any other thoughts, please continue to post them.