Recently at the National Magic Convention in Texas there was a meeting with only representation of 6 IBM rings and the president. One of the major questions / issues that was brought up was that IBM ring membership is very low....especially among teens and younger magicians. Why is this case? Is it too expensive? Does the IBM not advertise enough? Are there not enough benefits other than the Linking Ring magazine? Are many of the local magic clubs allowing membership into their club without the person enrolling in IBM? I would just like to hear other people's thoughts.