I think its alright and have no problem with it. As long as its protecting me, I don't mind.
I do agree some free editions house a great antivirus though, but my dad bought norton so I went with that.
I do prefer Norton to AVG though. I just feel more protected, and AVG never used to auto update with me. I don't have to worry with this, as it does it automatically as one becomes available.
But I agree with some of the views of Norton. Its just, I've never had any problems with their software, so i dont have anything against them.