As others said, GCL is plain useless without a VPN, sadly.
Not really. There is real value in out of market games, and for about $100 for the season (the price of unblockus included) you can watch Leafs games. Not to mention the PVR capabilities, and multi-platform (in theory anyway - this Feb 1st PS3 app release bullcrap is shocking, frankly), so it's quite convenient when it works.
I see the value in it, but they REALLY fell short on day 1 - and to think that they had so much more prep time.