Your still here aren't you? Then it's worth it, avatar or not. Most boarders on the site don't even become members, they just read the forums. To be able to talk to others about what you like and get questions answered and once in a while be able to help someone, that's what it's all about here. There are so many areas on this site to go to meet people with the exact same interests, problems, or opinions, it's worth whatever you want it to be. Free is good, fees stink, but we're still here having fun no? What's the problem again?????