I lurked for a long time and then joined, since then I've bought items from numerous members. After the upgrade I've lost the ability to purchase things simply because of my post count. Now I feel like I have to contribute useless posts to threads only to be able to buy things from valuable forum members.
I could understand the post count to SELL, but not to BUY or VIEW. Is this something that can be reconsidered or do I need to start posting useless replies only to be able to buy thousands of dollars worth of equipment here again?