Well, it felt very dirty but I just renewed my Xbox to a Gold monthly membership, only thing I really used was 4OD, iPlayer, Netflix and Crunchyroll as well as purchase stuff from the store using PSN!!
Don't want to risk losing my PSN account as I have so much stuff on it and it is linked to my other Sony devices! couldn't really give a s*** about losing it on the PS3 as I never really use it except for buying stuff, obviously Sony want to ensure I don't buy anything else from them on the PS3.
I really wish there was a way to run the streaming apps without connecting to PSN but oh well, looks like MS get my custom for that part of my gaming (or at least until I can scrape together for a Roku box)!