Gamer - you raise a good point that is worth elaborating on to the casual reader here.
I started this thread out of a desire to hide myself from copy write cops when I p2p TV shows I may have missed. Here in USA your ISP and others are archiving and compiling data of all your online activity they can associate with your public MAC address in case they need to use it as evidence later against you to pursue a copy write p2P claim against you. this is not some conspiracy theory or urban legend - this is a well documented fact.
I have no doubt that for $2.15/month, ibVPN is helping thwart the efforts of entities who wish to prosecute me to downloading last week's episode of the Simpson's, while providing me above average data thru put and Euro outlet availability.
However, one should keep in mind Gamer's point - that internet ISP consumers and copy write holders are now in an "arms race" to see what defenses and weapons each can use to avoid and catch the other. It is certainly possible that sometime down the road, copy write cops will not be content with accumulating evidence on you, but rather they may preemptively strike out against the IP address they detect p2p'ing their content and attacking it with packet traffic, thus redering your ISP:VPN connection to be useless at least during that particular p2p download session - I have already experienced this being done to me on a few occasions, particularly when I use South East Asian based trackers.
my guess is that at least in the USA, this potential is one of the ways copy write cops got ISP's to agree to share their information on you, and impliment their 6-strikes notification policy as a way to discourage copy write cops from employing more draconian measures like DDoS attacks against you, since DDoS attacks would have only created all sorts of expensive time consuming tech support calls to the ISP by individuals who suspect they may be under attack.
so choosing a VPN provider obviously includes what level of anonymity and protection you desire. my concern is not that some Russian phrishing game-gold farming gang does not find and attack me for looking at their game exploit forum. my concern is while portable I want to keep prying eyes off my public wifi network online activity, and at my desktop I want to keep HBO lawyers from coming after me for watching Game of Thrones without paying my local cableTV provider - as do 99% of the people reading this thread