i guess i worded it wrong ... i didn't necessarily mean to start it off (as i did say) it doesn't matter if the money gets held and applied each month - it's not the main issue but just paying $5-10 each month is going to be a pita tbh. and if you do it paypal recurring or anything else you'll get hit with a charge each time.
i would even go $60 for 6 months, but I can't commit to a year, or $120 over a year. when times get tighter i clamp down and cancel all subs - I wouldn't want to leave you hanging, is the other concern.
so however it gets applied i would rather pay a lump sum than monthly - and either way a full year is not something i can commit to without having the possibility of me just ... disappearing
does the place have a tri-monthly, or semi-annual deal? you might even save that way!