One thought occurs to me seeing this topic. I'm a homebrewer. I respect and admire, and envy, homebrewers who've gone pro. But honestly, I don't like much Craft Beer. I started homebrewing with the dream of going pro, ~30 years ago. Back then, it was about the only way to get fresh examples of the classic styles I like. Now I still homebrew largely because... it's the only way to get fresh examples of the classic styles I like. (And yeah because I just dig it no matter what.) So for me, and I'm sure a group of others, there's a disconnect between us, and our interests in brewing, and what the industry represented by the BA has become. We may be the minority in the AHA, and maybe most of us are getting long in the tooth, but we still pay our dues and believe the hobby should be fostered for future generations. But indeed, we don't see ourselves as the amateur wing of the BA membership. That ship has sailed.