I think you are missing the point on why people are mad, most are not mad because they did not get a membership they are mad because CCB cannot hire a competent IT to make sure their website does not crash when they know they will have as you mentioned 10,000 k people on their site. It would be a lot easier for people to swallow if they went on the website attempted to purchase and it said sold out you know like almost ever good website. Instead what you get is a website crashing off the bat people's memberships being removed form their cart half way to the process I type with 2 fingers I can't type 70 wpm so it might take me a minute. I experienced what most people did which was a sh*t website I also believe in taking care of locals by keeping it to in person sign ups on a random weekday before some Cali guy that does not support the brewery by buying their year round beers. Also I have no dog in this fight as last year I was stationed in Camp Lejeune during round 2 sing ups so I split the membership cost with my bro obviously he had no trouble renewing, called him up after this debacle he said paypal him 80$ he will pick up all the bottles and come up to visit me in Jville for a bottle share.