I remember when it use to be free. What got us at the time is there was no warning. We all came on one day & found we had to pay. We were not happy, but were not even allowed to discuss it. Is it worth paying? That is the question. This is far from the most active site. It is not promoted well to get new members. It is low is search sites' rankings. I come back from time to time, when my health permits, to see what is happening. I have yet to pay.