Exactly, the argument goes "In 20XX I had already been here for so long, I was willing to pay". I would wager a bet that most of the early pass adopters had been here since well before 2008. I bought in at the frist (anniversary) sale, since $20 seemed a bit high for my sparce use.>>94366>>94367
Joined when being b& meant you couldn't even lurk. Which I did for almost a year before making my first post. And within a week I was promptly b& for 3 months, for helpfully replying on /r/ of all boards. It truly was a different time.