What many people dont realize and fail to take into consideration are the costs of running, operating, and owning this site. Since the changeover in May this year, membership ha increased over 3000 people. That is a lot of additional users, a lot of bandwidth, a lot of everything. The site has operating costs, I am sure Norm has to pay for vbulletin or something. The donate button is there and there are advertisements, but without getting into fiancials, this site would collapse because users wouldnt pony up and add to the donation plate. Customer base or not, if nobody donated to the site at all, then there wouldnnt be a customer base to begin with. How much longer can the site grow without anyone paying for it? Just pay the $6, skip a big mac in the nextt 90 days, and be done with it. Even someone who wants to sell an item here can get $6 through the sle of their gun. This is one of the larger gun forums, the alternatives, gunbroker, which is gonna cost more than $6, Northwest Firearms, but they have uber restrictive rules, so good luck with that, WGO, great site but must smaller. Nobody is forcing you to pay the $6, nobody will be offended if you dont want to pay the $6, but geez, is it worth complaining about?