Anyone who would be upset about housing only being part of a sub either has never played the game and are completely CLUELESS as to the damage that would cause or are more interested a free game as opposed to a successful one. I consider this the first TRULY good news about NA we have heard yet as well as the "hint" that we may not get all of 1.0. Granted we cannot predict or count on anything regarding 1.0 until we know the exact details.
IMHO everyone here should be doing back flips that housing is p2p, I am!
I would go as far as to say housing is also f2p since I bet that getting the patron pass ingame wont be so expensive just like the PLEX aint that expensive in EVE(how expensive is the REX in rift?) and anyone that isn't a casual will be able to afford it.