yes be careful about the family packs. I bought a one year subscription from a guy on ebay back in june and two days ago my account was deactivated. If I didn't have backups of my contacts and calendars on my PC, I would have lost it all. The guy wont respond to my emails. I'm pissed. Learned my lesson. Besides, gmail gives me the same features I wanted from mobile me and its free.
I've had luck two years in a row purchasing it on eBay. It was very inexpensive. Almost half of what Apple charges. I know there are free alternative but I really like the features of MobilMe. To spend an average of $50 a year in my mind it's a bargain.
Hmm. I've never heard of the "family pack" scam. Good to know. I think I'll stick with buying from Apple. They had a $70 offer with purchase of the 3GS last year. I had ordered my iPhone online 3 weeks prior and just had to show them my shipping email. Hopefully they'll have the same offer this year.