First of all, if I subscribed now, would I still be included in one of the presale ticket groups? The site mentions pre-sale in its ads, but I would hate to shell out the money and find out that I had to subscribe before the album/tour announcement or some other entirely arbitrary date to be included in the pre-sale. I assume older members have first crack at tickets and newer members will get the leftovers - any confirmation?
Second, assuming I do get a pre-sale code, will I actually be able to get any tickets? I remember last tour there was a HUGE mess with most of the pre-sale codes going to scalpers. Announcements were made that "things were being looked in to" or something of that sort, but I never heard about what, if anything, had been done to fix the situation.
Finally, is it really worth it? A double-CD of tracks I already own in one form or another, "exclusive" web content that many people have described as lacking, and access to a presale that may not do me any good? Is that all they have to offer, or am I missing something somewhere?
Am I doing nothing more than increasing the cost of my theoretical concert tickets by $50, or is the subscription really worth it? Thoughts? Opinions? Recipes for a good tiramisu?