I've also been a star member all that time. It does give you certain advantages, such as being able to post a poll, and get rid of the ads.
But mostly I like having a star because it allows me to support the website, and this is something I want to do.
If you click on the tab labelled Forums & Groups up at the top of this page, you will be able to see all the different places you can visit. It's amazing!
I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creatures, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. Stephan Grellet