Ive got twelve days left on my BF account, and I am contemplating my next move. I know a year is only 10 bucks, so it not a money thing, and I'm not sure what it is exactly that gives me pause, only that I'm not convinced. I started coming to this site for the blog, before all the recent additions, and that now it seems, is defunct. I have been building my own recipes for decades now, so the recipe builder is not necessary for my brewing survival, it only makes it easier to calculate the numbers, and make minor changes. I'll do fine without it. And I know that if I want Nosybear's recipe for something, all have to do is ask. I have never used the "Brew" feature, or the shopping list or any of the other fine features offered, and have no plans to change my process. I won't need any of the phone apps, as I am old and my phone has a cord and no screen anyway. (I got one in the basement with a rotary dial. For you youngsters, that's a metal disc with holes spaced around the perimeter, spun for the number entry instead of buttons). I calculate a recipe on the builder only until it is what I want, then I write it out by hand and keep it as a hard copy in my many binders. I can look up beers I made years ago, with accurate brewing notes and tasting notes and reminisce of beer long past. I would never be a lifetime member in any case, as I would need approx. 10 years of use just to break even, and I'm not certain I'll live that long. I do enjoy some of the forum stuff and enjoy conversing with you guys, but I may be able to do that anyway without a membership. With the addition of some new adds (and more to come I'm sure) what use is a membership. Please understand I'm not complaining about that here, The owners have a right to do as they please. I am a capitalist after all. I guess I'm just wondering what you guys think, especially as you are now aware of my position and my simple needs. I am addressing this to the members, not our benevolent overlords. Only the guys and gals that contribute and are simple home brewers like me. Comments? Or should I just shut up and go away.