That's fair. I'm not so much thinking of the struggling actor who hasn't "made it" yet and for whom joining would be cost prohibitive, but more of the hobbyist actors. I know several in my medium sized town where community and "semi-professional" theatres far outnumber Equity houses. People who have regular day jobs / corporate careers who also spend a lot of their free time acting in community and semi-professional theatre productions, some of which they get modestly compensated for. For them, joining Equity may be desirable and attainable. But, perhaps that's too narrow a target to have a meaningful impact on what Equity is taking in. Just a thought.