Maybe you could explain what you mean by too much politics.
I adore "The Star" also, and wouldn't it be great to win one of the three cars they raffle off twice a year!
I think you have a cheap dealer Rick, because my dealer gives me 20% off on parts.
I think some local sections are more active and a lot better than others. I never see any activities for my section, but the Minneapolis section seems like a lot of fun! I'm glad I joined, and will keep my membership for as many years as possible.
I think the tech articles in "The Star", are incredible. I always see an article that relates to me. I have enjoyed reading about the short block rebuild, and I learned many things I would not have known. They don't just focus on new Mercedes either, which is nice.