Seems like a Lotta defensive rhetoric over a $40/ year membership fee.....Join the EAA or Don't....Free choice. I think it's well worth the $40/year fee...I support them. For those that do not, trashing the EAA's decisions, attempted justification of your dislike, and carping over the removal of "FREE STUFF" is a moot point. If a member, contact the EAA, talk to 'em. Write to 'em. Express your opinion. Sometimes change can happen if enough voices are heard. If not a member, your opinions are of no consequence. IMHO.