Oh wow, cut me deep. I have paid for premium before, I paid it happily because the community was there, now I look at the servers in my country and I count 1 guy on a public CA server and 3 guys on a duel server for a total of 4 at 10 in the night and I'm supposed to pay $50 a year to what? To host my own server to invite 1 of 4 noobs to my game? You guys just don't get it, I'm not complaining the game is overpriced, I'm complaining that the game's pricing model is a large part of what is killing this game and ID are only making it worse. But stick to your ideals in supporting a company that will never take this game further than it is now and sit with your tiny whithering community till quake is just a story like duke nukem.
It probably doesn help either that a lots of players are just plain cheap and would like to have everything handed to them on a silver plater, yes, just like you.