In my personal opinion the answer is NO!
Let me try to explain you why and let's see if you may change my mind before the next 5 days when my service will expire!
Two days ago I was finally able to download my 4th and last Europe map update (65 minutes for about 2,4gb!), soon after the first power on I have realized that [b]again[/b] almost all my local mapshare corrections were lost.
That means [b]about one day to recreate them[/b], I'm using this unit from a little more than a year and I have about 300 corrections on the online MapShare Reporter... some of them, the oldest, are correctly applied on the 905 map.
I have already tried the trick http://discussions.tomtom.com/t5/Map-quality/How-To-Transfer-your-own-MapShare-corrections-to-a-new-map/td-p/162535
but it simply doesn't work; it never worked for me, maybe with the latest TTH/Navcore it's no more possible.
Obviously I have already updated the map with the, few, mapshare corrections from TTH but of course mine are not there; nor the corrections locally done and uploaded from my GO, neither the one I made on the MSR online tool.
Here it would probably help knowing how TT means with "[i]reported by some[/i]"... how may reports are needed for [b]some[/b]? For sure 1 is not enough...
After about one year of forum reading I now know that, on average, [b]one year[/b] is needed for a correction to be physically stored on a map, so why bother updating it [b]4[/b] times a year when mapshare is helping keeping a good [i]up-to-date[/i] map (obviously not considering new streets)? Why bother updating it 4 times a year when your own mapshare corrections are [b]removed and must be re-done[/b] (if not [i]reported by some[/i])?
Price, right now TT is offering the service for 12+6 months free so my [i]thinking[/i] may not be so [i]good[/i]: I have actually started thinking about this on the previous update and, if I remember correctly, at that time the service offer was for 12 month. Anyway, today a country map costs 44,95 while the whole Europe costs 69,95; the update service for a country is 54,95 and for Europe is 79,95 but the renewal is as little as 39,98 which is [b]15 less[/b] that a single map.
Do I want to save that 15? An option could be to buy the service but [b]not using it[/b]: I may ignore [b]all[/b] the map download [b]but the last[/b] one. Actually this can be the solution...
I really like to known what are your opinion!