Secondly, an email saying that there are new Gold freebies would be nice and it is reassuring that developers are coming on board with the gold membership. Would be awesome if every developer would submit a GOLD freebie so that we can sample their work before committing to other purchases from the developer.
Thirdly, perhaps make it more clear if the freebie will have free updates or perhaps a warning that future updates may be paid updates.
Lastly, having the Gold membership has been extremely useful to me, I cannot recommend it enough. Free stuff, private podcasts, priority support… well thought out guys!
Just random thoughts