I've been a localwhois subsciber for a while, then when they changed the price to $50/mo I didn't bother to renew. But yesterday I subscribed to thier service again which they now brought down to $35/mo.
Basically I see no major changes in the old LW and the namespider plus, I think they just changed the name and make it sound different so they can attract other people besides speculators, saying stuff like this:
NameSpider helps companies identify a list of domains related to thier brand universe.
Doing this might have had something to do with the SnapNames affiliation or whatever they started. In the account it's basically the same old stuff except they have less downloadable/print lists. And yes they do still offer the e-mail lists like they used to.
I would suggest www.domainsweekly.com
also for just quality domain soon-to-expire lists, i use them, and I just sort thier lists through excel to separate them in text files by expiration date.