Originally Posted by Andrew N. Casey
maybe i missed it, but no one has really attempted to answer the OP's question of "why"... he never ask about worth? never said it wasn't worth it. regardless of if it's worth it or not does not answer the question "why is it so expensive". if the answer is simply b/c that is what the market will bear then say so. if the prices are set b/c that is where the owners get the highest profit margin then say so. if there are other reasons as to why then please explain those - i.e. wanting to limit to certain groups / crowds, wanting to ensure members are serious and have commitment, etc - then i would love to hear those reasons. is it expensive because it has to be or because it can be?
Excellent points and excellent questions raised. I would like to know the answers!