thanks for the honest review. I saw you are a college student in your avatar and I am impressed that you point out some very valid concerns; when i was in college we probably wheeled illegally and probably didn't even know or care, and definitely drank beer LOL. I would however question if the issues you mention are sanctioned by the club or just a few bad apples but you seem genuine in your concern none the less. I suppose it would depend if you gave an honest criticism in a respectful way or if your post was juvenile or hateful. I have never met an admin of any sort that will put up with smartazzes (not saying that is you).
My thing is that I would not want to go to some run and have it be all 20yr olds, foul-mouthed macho guys, or buggy operators that were hard on noobs. I'd want to be in a club that had a guy that was happy to weld something for you, or a guy that also had a family, etc. I had my times in wheeling/camping, etc with the folks I mentioned above, but now I'm ready for some people to wheel with that know more than me but are not ego maniacs, and will accept if i am older or younger than they, or if I am less or more redneck, etc...I think yall get the point...I'm probably over-thinking this but I have had my ZJ for 13yrs and never joined a club or found a single person locally that was also into Jeeps and developed a friendship around that.
I recall how tight-knit the local mustang guys were back in the day; they had guys that worked at O'reillys, all the way up to 40-something CPA's and grey-haired shop owners...it was a real mix but they accepted one another and did not judge based on less or more "preppiness" or economic status...I am older than 30 but younger than 40 and the idea of a car club I have is like I remember those Mustang fellas.
ZJ - 5.9 Limited
WJ - '04 4.7 Laredo
WJ - '04 4.7 H.O. Freedom
WJ - '04 Overland