I see that MSN is now advertising their "SubmitIt" and "Marketing Suite" Products at bcentral. The marketing suite, which is only $24.95/month includes: 1. Inktomi Inclusion and submission to other engines and directories. 2. 60,000 banner impressions on MSN partner sites 3. Use of ListBuilder with 1,000 names per month (allowing easy creation of html emails).
Sounds like a reasonable deal to me. I've sometimes been called ant-microsoft, but I've been impressed with the sales staff as well as the product offerings.