if you use it and enjoy it - support it. The more people who pay, the less we all have to pay.
Like most of the others, I was grandfathered into the site and therefore do not need to pay, but to suggest that if there was an increase in first class members, that all of a sudden airliners.net would lower the price across the board is wishful thinking at best. I live happpily in a capitilist society, and know that despite the message of the costs for bandwidth being high, this site makes a decent profit. I am delighted that it does, Johan came up with a nice idea, kept working at it, and it has paid off for him. As far as I am concerned this is the perfect story. But roughly 800 members paying 5 dollars per month more than covers the costs of running this site.... by a wide margin.