Omahn, I think at £40/year UKUUG is definitely worth it, if you go to at least one of the conferences each year. They’re really quite high quality and a good time is to be had at the meal afterwards too. Although due to work pressures I haven’t been able to make it to one since early 2005.
Even if you didn’t manage to get to any of the conferences, I think it’s definitely a worthy cause. As someone who’s working full time and spending money each month on pointless tat to distract myself from the constant horror and heartbreak of the world I feel it’s the least I can do really. If I was on a tight budget though and not able to get to the conferences anyway then I’d not be bothering either.
Plus you’d have to pay me to read any paper computing magazine these days!