my 2 cents
I accept the premium membership but I think limits are a bit low,
I'd prefer to have 3 sites with 10 memberships each in my free account as well as manage 3 large, 3 medium and 3 small rings.
As webring suggested I'll wait and see, things may change or seem different than they actually are.
Why should I leave now that webring is generating so much traffic for me.
Who knows the affiliate program might even pay for a premium membership.
I have already collected a few dollars in my account from sites that were joining my rings, That way I will survive on a premium level at least until 2008 without paying anything.
You must be one of the few people here who gets more than a trickle of traffic from WebRing. You will be paying to participate in a dead system. By the time everybody has gone and the few remaining people have been limited to 5 ring memberships, that trickle of traffic is going to be reduced to a very slow drip indeed.
I ask you - if you are a real user and not a plant - to stand firm and thereby do something for the rest of the community. If you want to be selfish because the changes aren't going to deprive you of the fruits of a lot of time and effort (which is the case with most of the people here), then go ahead and stand with the WebRing Nazis.