I'm a member but I haven't read any of the emails for a long, long time. Like Board said, it's pretty much the same thing over and over again. Still, as a would-be ethnographer, and life-long casual barefooter, I found it fascinating to get a glimpse into the more militant barefooters' world, and to learn of the history of barefooting. A few folks seem dogmatic, but most seem to be pretty nice. Mostly, I really respect how they stand up for their rights, and appreciate the fact that they're fighting for greater barefoot acceptance, which will benefit us all, whether you're a barefooter or barefoot runner, and furthers the cause of civil liberties more generally.