I was also on the MF boards and left when they started charging. When I signed up for my free trial I read the LBYM board for a little bit and was disappointed to see that it had devolved into a social chit-chat board with little to no info on LBYM.
I haven't been back since and don't plan to try to get a membership there, free or otherwise.
"At times the world can seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe us when we say there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough, and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events, may in fact be the first steps of a journey." Violet Baudelaire.