Proof? I am almost certain at this point you are just Googling key words and finding sites that seemingly fit your argument (even though they generally don't) and then you show complete ignorance to the information of the subjects you are arguing. I will bite though.
Free Xbox Content:
-100's of gamerpics and themes
-Free avatar items
-Free gold weekends
When? Where? How many in a given year? (Link?)
-Numerous Xbox Live Arcade Games (Hexic HD, Dorito's Dash for Destruction, Dorito's Crash Course, Yaris, Undertow, Totem Ball, Aegis Wings, Harm's Way)
Sorry, can't count advertisement Spam as *actual content* given by Microsoft.
-Numerous Fee Interactive apps (Half a dozen Kinect Fun Labs games)
You really can't count Kinect apps/spam. It's a console add-on that restricts it's free content through purchasing another device (which negates the argument, entirely to exclusivity, instead of being readily available to everyone, like the free internet apps access being restricted behind the Gold firewall).
-Numerous add-on content for games (additional level packs for Exit, free tables for Pinball FX, various map packs for FPSs, in game content items and skins/costumes/items for dozens and dozens of games.)
-Free promo downloads (Texas Hold'em, avatar items)
Sorry... You can't really count demos, as actual gaming content. It's basically, a playable commercial for the entire game.
-Xbox Rewards awards (avatar items, gamer points)
It's basically, a loyalty driven referral Spam program, masquerading under the facade, as benevolence on the part of Microsoft.
-Free Xbla games for WIndows Phone 7 (numerous)
It has nothing to do with the actual Xbox community, and doesn't count.
-Free downloadable game for Games for Windows Live (Tinker)
Again, that has very little to do with the Xbox community in general (unless you happen to be a PC gamer, as well.) Besides, it's free, as opposed their Xbox counterpart.
-Not to mention videos, apps, and game demos/trials.
Link? (Demos and trials don't count as actual Xbox Live content given by Microsoft.)
In closing... Where's the written proof of all these things? I'm especially interested in the 100's of free gamer pics, free avatar items and all of those Gold weekends, open to Silver subscribers?
Again, your 'sources' say one thing...
Well, at least I have sources...
...and you interpret a completely different way.
( your reading comprehension could use a *boost*, as well.)