I for one being an old player, Member since 2001 with the cinderpoohbear name before i quit then came back in 2003 a month or so later under this name find no reason at all in upgrading to anything other than Silver using the comparison chart.
Would I be willing to upgrade for any reasons listed spending that kind of money? No I wouldn't. There is not one reason why I would. 1,2,3 times the pot for winning an mdc or toc or any other special event is pointless if the person doesn't even stand a chance at winning it. Being able to look at a record for being goldplus or above, I could careless about someones record or my own for that matter when it concerns spending 39 bux and more.
Why pay a high membership fee for transferring yeps you already own and should be allowed to even at a silver level since it's being offered? Another waste of money for that high of membership. It would be cheaper to just buy them a silver or purchase yeps for them.
90 bux for plat and 190 for diamond is ridiculous. With the raising cost of inflation, gas, food and other economical goods, spending money like that with no more than what is offered is pointless.
What about having it so plat or diamond members can have their own free subdomain, or receive a free t-shirt and hat, or something that can halfway compensate the reason for spending a large amount of money? Diamond members can never be purged for any reason, special club privileges like their own forum, maximum 10 days in a penalty box, Something to justify spending 190bux on a membership.
Me personally I would never buy a diamond for no more reasons than I see on the comparison chart.
My 2yeps worth