I was quite annoyed at what is at the top of my TW screen as well. A grace period is be very generous and would disallow most complaints. Having been a TW regular for close to 2 years i am missing some things i would mind having a personal copy.
I do not mind paying for access to archival material.
btw, how many cdroms would be needed to carry the archive going back to the start of 2000, which was the last cut off date.