You are right. There needs to be a balance between effort and accessibility. Excessive convenience brings everything down. If there's no price for admission, there's no community spirit.
Or so I think. I'm not as seasoned as you...
Makes me feel young
you can't really expect technology to stagnate and things to stay inconvenient though
what was eternal september anyways?
AOL users gaining access to usenet, which was previously limited to college campuses