Has anyone noticed this before on geocaching.com? People scoff at the unpaid members as freeloaders and spungers. I don't post in the forums anymore because of it and it looks to be nearly 90% premium members. Personally I don't feel the urge to pay $29.99 a year for it, I click on the few ads to help keep the site going and then throw the adblock back on.
I don't really understand why premium members would get worked up over people happily staying on the standard membership. I don't cache enough to get value out of the premium membership either. There aren't loads of caches in my area and I could go months without bothering to find one.