This is a forum for all but there has to be a benefit to Club Members for assisting in the upkeep of the forum. Financially, Club Members keep the forum alive so deserve something over a non-paying user, that being access to the more interesting areas of the forum. Simple as that in my eyes.
Neither of us actually know the financial standings of our admin or the forum so it's pointless hypothesising but I can tell you that Dave is a top gent and has put his heart in to keeping this club going over the years and wouldn't even think about fleecing the members.
Personally, the forum has saved me way more than £10 a year just in technical data so it's hardly a massive deal in my eyes. 19p a week................pays for itself 10 times over imo.
Anyway we're way off the original topic so feel free to start a new thread or email the admin guys if you wish to carry on discussing forum membership costs.