And that's my point. You should be getting as many non members down there too, so they can learn what the coop does and convert the mass.
It's easy for you to say you see no reason why not to join because you're involved/a member.
But many more are not and I'd hazard a guess it's because people dont understand its cause and how far its come and what its upto.
The trophy pic opportunity will entice people down there and that gives you the opportunity to educate them.
But to be as closed minded as theres no reason not to join will never help your cause.
And the crowds create crowds comment you didnt get, is simple physcology. If more people are there it looks more powerful and appealing and in return people want to be a part if it for fear of missing out.