These don't sell often (last time was 2 years ago). Obviously, it's not for everyone...Hell, the post in news about it is heavily sprinkled with people whining about how it's not worth it to them to pay this much for it unless it comes with more user icons than you could possibly ever use in a lifetime (those people scare me; how many damn icons does any one person really need? Especially when they are boring!). Lots of people don't use their journals enough to justify paying for a permaccount. Hey, fine, nothing wrong with that. However, if you do use it a lot, plan to keep doing so, and have the cash, this is your chance.
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