My VMCC membership gets me put into the official Insurers demographic of "Old Fart" which co-incidentally gives me an insurance discount of a similar amount to the subscription. If I didn't get the discount I am not certain if I would be still a member too.
I agree about the lack of traffic on the forum. I have been a bit under the weather for the last few days so probably have been on there more than usual.
Unfortunately, lots of so called Specialists who fix all sorts of stuff turn out to be Charlatans who only make stuff shiny rather than actually work properly. Electrical and electronic items are also probably worse for this as so many punters see it as a Black Art.