Folks, this thread has produced a wealth of information. It also has produced a boatload of content that gives absolutely no consideration to the rules of this site. That content has come from a fairly small group of our members. Nevertheless, you may want to check your personal reputation levels, because some of you have been so disrespectful of your fellow members and the desire of this site that all threads display a modicum of civility in their postings, that your memberships are on the verge of being litter boxed. If you have questions about your rep, please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of every forum page to have the mods review your situation.
This thread is now closed. The new thread we've created is to be the only thread for the discussion of this topic. Please do not create another thread to take its place. We will continue the conversation over here: Club 33 Membership Changes, Part 2
We are doing this for two reasons. First, the current thread is so noxious and would take so long for the mods to edit out the problem posts, a new thread will save that effort by those who volunteer here. Secondly, it is hoped that with a reboot into a fresh thread, might give pause to those who are bent on peppering their posts with the mocking of other posters, making personal asides about them, and launching condescending personal attacks.
If such posts continue into the new thread, members will be banned from the thread as soon as they wander over the line. And that would be a shame. Because besides all the heated and impolite words, there is a ton of valuable information that has risen to the top in this discussion so far.
Thanks for your understanding and your follow through!