It has been confirmed by Boris Schneider-Johne, German Xbox product manager, that the first round of clothing updates will indeed be cost free.
What happens when the honeymoon period for NXE ends though is another matter it seems. There's been no word from Microsoft on exactly what to expect in the future.
"It has not been announced," says Schneider-Johne when referring to how the execs will outlay prices for future Avatar content updates.
Perhaps Xbox Live Gold members at least should continue to receive Avatar updates for free and maybe only charged for game related clothing? Just a thought.