So I see Pandora.com changed things around. Hadn’t logged on in awhile.
Anyhow the first thing it did was bitch because it realized I had FlashBlock turned on. So had to whitelist the site in FlashBlock and then it worked.
The audio quality has definitely been reduced. I suppose they’re trying to drive people to their pro product but this isn’t how you do it.
I did however shell out the $36 for one year. I had to try it. Not a very noticeable increase in quality but then I’m listening to some old school tracks and the quality on those was kind of low fidelity so I’ll reserve judgment until such time as a newer track comes up.