My cousin finally got a weblog but I can't subsribe to it!

I sent these people an email asking them to at least include permalinks and a public rss feed. You have to join the site to do anything, even sign a guestbook.

I wasted a good part of an hour trying to find somewhere on the site that I didn't have to sign in to, and ended up sending the email to abuse. oops.

So am I wrong to want permalinks and an rss feed? Or should I tell my cousin to choose another provider?