Accessories Council?

I’m looking for anyone whose a member of the accessories council. What is your experience with being a member? It’s a $500 member fee. Was it worth it for you to be a member? I joined and am not sure it was worth it for me to become a member it feels more and more like a ploy to get money out of small businesses for advertising with their online magazine. It’s not even a physical magazine.
Any feedback or advice please let me know!