its not really about cash, as at the end of the day the $50 a week we get doesnt pay the bills!
the pro's dont want to be hasstled by the newbies when working on projects, and rightfully so... ! isnt that the way it always is?
the newbies have the other 90% of the site so its only fair to give the pros somewhere they can call their own and that they can gert serious work done.
at the end of the day, vfxtalk is a serious place and we want to help people with their projects... its the real value we have.