Blog Post - Second Life has in many ways been way ahead of the pack. Their free to play model was controversial when launched but has proven to be the right model and now many MMO’s follow this model. Second Life introduced user generated content to 3D worlds and whereas some of that content has definitely been controversial, Second Life trailblazed as a platform of creativity.
Others games have noticed this and are starting to follow suit, development engines etc. are stepping on Second Life’s toes and more of them will be stepping on their toes, will Second Life prosper?http://sl.governormarley.com/?p=3803