I've been an HPLHS member for a few years (and upgraded from an annual to a lifetime membership a year or two after joining up). I've not once regretted the cost either to join or upgrade. I initially did so to show my support for Sean and Andrew and all the work they do to produce and distribute their myriad props, radio dramas, t-shirts, books, and other Lovecraftian goodies (many of which I've purchased over the years). Since the opening of HPLHS HQ in Glendale, California, last year, I've had the great pleasure of visiting on numerous occasions (I live only a half hour away) and, having gotten to know the guys a little, am even more proud to be a member. Not only do they work really hard to produce quality merchandise for Lovecraft fans worldwide, they're just all-around nice people who really enjoy what they do.