[QUOTE=anaheimboy;1013729]Unless you can attend all of the events D23 holds for its members, the only real “perk” you get for being a member is the D23 Magazine, which you can purchase from your local Disney Store or online anyways without having to be a member. I myself am not a member, it for me would be a waste of money, I don’t suggest it to people unless they can attend most to all of the events, the magazine/membership isn’t all that worthy IMO.[/QUOTE]
I understand people thinking that if they can't make it to the events, that it may just be easier to get the magazine at the local bookstore. However, there is one thing that is very rarely mentioned for those that join. It's the doodad, trinket, item that arrives with each magazine and for joining or renewing. Examples that I received last year: Poster of Mickey Mouse drawing on a world globe, Charter Member pin, reprint of a 1960's Tomorrowland fan, a patch of the Monorail, a reprint of a Christmas card that Walt sent to friends in the 1930's, and I'm trying to remember what else.
Obviously I'm a member, and by renewing, I will be receiving a 2010 D23 calender and what ever else comes with the magazine. It really is a personal preference wither to join or not. I love to hear when others do, so that they may be able to take part in what is planned. But, I also know that I'll more then likely be in a web browser refresh and clicking contest with them when certain event tickets go on sale!