if you knew the costs of not having that message, then you would think twice about throwing the money.
And I am not in anyways involved in the administration of this site, but I know how costly bandwidth is, you can't get it in the convenience store you know.
What harm can come from opening up the site to more "Site Supporters"? Even if it doesn't cover the cost of the extra bandwidth- the benefits of opening the door to growth far outweigh the stagnation of maintaining a closed-door policy. Surely you can see the anemia coming...
There is nothing more beautiful than Evonne Goolagong in full flight moving across a tennis court.