I read the OP's remark as that they are saying they hardly visit the BF forum specifically so they don't want to pay just to be able to view that one particular forum, not that they hardly visit the Blab website as a whole.

I finally took the $18 plunge and became a paid member for the first time this month to see what I've been missing, and I gotta say most of the major BF info about the SRs and such is eventually repeated in the free areas and that is if it wasn't originally posted there to begin with. I think the big perk of being a paid member is the ability to post in the buy/sell/trade forum which was my main incentive. And I agree the $18 for an entire year is quite reasonable. That works out to only $1.50 a month. I can't even get a tiny latte at Starbucks that cheaply.