Ok fine, let's sum up: a mathematician (!), a political science professor (!!) and somebody from a restaurant industry association (!!!) don't like an indicator that is used worldwide by physicians to measure obesity, and that is used to rank countries' obesity by the World Health Organization and the OECD in their annual papers. Thanks, very useful. To guess what the BMIs of those 3 guys might be.
It's pretty ironic that you point out that a mathematician(!) is against BMI when it was a mathematician(!) that created BMI.
So no, new users will NOT be probably turned off by the price of entry into the community, even if the threshold is $50. Personally, I think the threshold should be $25 and three months of use.
Actually, I've had multiple times where I wanted to play a game with some friends but couldn't as they were not able to add me as a friend as they had not bought a game. $25 and three months of use just to be able to add my own friends to play some game that would say, be only $5-10 sounds ridiculous.
First of all, I would make it so you can press the Enter key and it conducts your search. Forcing people to either tab or navigate their mouse to the button makes it a little annoying.
Isn't this standard for anything though?
It is difficult to soar with the eagles when you work with turkeys.