You don't have to return your webplayer.
But a lot of people will. Some people on this list already did. So those of us who are still interested in picking up a couple are getting together to bargain for them on the cheap with whatever agency is currently responsible for disposing of them. One man's garbage...
If you don't have a Player already, or want more, the link is http://www.digital-penguin.com/~jsalois/ for the Virgin WebPlayer Co-Op. More information can be found there.