I left the ARRL several years ago when I felt we had philosophical differences. I always said I hoped that they would right the ship....but on the outside looking in, it's really hard to tell what's going on in Newington. So to start the year off right, I wrote an email to the SC section manager and assistant section manager and asked, "What has changed at the ARRL? Why should I consider rejoining?". Marc Tarplee, @N4UFP made a compelling case that was hard to dispute. I rejoined. Time will tell. My advise to him was to reach out to other members who have left the ranks of the league in the last several years and make the same case for membership that he made for me. If you are like me and left over the last 4 or 5 years, I'd say reach out and ask your section manager the same questions. Let him or her make a case for membership. You might be surprised at what you learn.