How about including a default
subscription list like it is done now, but offering
an "update subscriptions list" button?
This would make the calling home optional and opt-in.
I was surprised too the first time I realised I may
break my traffic limit with such a small file
My adblock.txt (4kB too) data for september:
This gives an avg. of 2503,21 Bytes/Hit, thanks to ABP
honouring HTTP 304. Without the 3-day-refresh this
would probably be a lot more too.
The hit number increase slowed down considerably over
the last month, I assume this to be due to ABP dropping
out of amo's top ten.
Looking at the traffic pattern, I estimate having
about 100000 subscribers.
(My evil self thought about wreaking havoc by creating
a filter list just containing "*" when I saw this number