Thats what I finally decided. Whipped out the plastic and charged $28.95 to join the F.C. Now I feel "official". It gets ya 8 issues of the Insider, membership card, Bantha Tracks, postcards, etc. Not to mention, first dibs on Silver Fett when he goes on sale through the F.C, which is additional, yes.
Still, it's better to subscribe to the F.C. than try and get someone to get it from a convention, or worse yet, pay eBay prices.