Sunshine I have a paid membership, mostly because I want to help defray the costs of maintaining this **very** active online community. Server space and bandwidth ain't free!
I don't post a lot (yet). I'm still somewhat overwhelmed by the vast pool of cycling experience that is represented by the more experience folks here ... but I do enjoy reading all the posts. I get lots of inspiration to keep riding. And it has paid off. At 48 years of age, I'm in great shape.