It is one of the major disadvantages of being on vacation that your perception sometimes gets blurry with all these parties and hanging around, schmoozing, meeting and greeting.
In the run-up to the launch, Jonathan Klein " said a Getty subscription service would not be like some others that provide what he called "crap." He said some services offer large numbers of images but reach those numbers by supplying a lot of similar images from the same shoots." (Stock Asylum)
As I noticed from a track back and forgot to mention, Bahar Gidwani of Index Stock Imagery has officially responded on August 16: "Industry Comment #17--Getty finally launches its subscription":
The 800 pound gorilla finally decided to put on clothes, and join the party! [...] The launch is a strange one [...] We were pleased to see that the new Getty subscription product is weak [...] Our terms and conditions are more customer-friendly (like us!) [...] I am sure their customers will tell Getty that their subscription product is not what their customers had hoped for. I expect Getty to listen carefully to this feedback, and respond to it. For the moment, the big monkey has his pants on backwards.
Up to now, there is no response from Getty Images, neither from Jonathan Klein nor Deb Trevino.