I was a Boston Globe subscriber 10 years or so ago. I loved the comics, and I never did have the patience to access those online. In the end, the cost of the slow-moving paper version didn't match up to the lightning-fast internet, and life moved on, sans comics.
It's too bad the print industry is imploding. Coming from a journalism family (dad was a J-dept professor, grandmother and great-grandfather owned a newpaper in Taney Co. Missouri), I would have to describe it as a slow death.
They let go of the classifieds, they went to Ebay and Craigslist. D'Oh! Those were a major money maker for print media, and the papers didn't even put up a fight. They just let the classified income go.