Learning and making friends are the two things I took from fishing in a bass club. The only negative I observed was fishing on a schedule and traveling farther than I felt was necessary...we had plenty of good fishing close to home but the boys couldn't use their big motors so we went somewhere else!
Did it a few years and it was fun. I am a competitive person in what ever I get involved in! Same as mentioned above, tired of the travel, and the scheduled times. Some days you just don't "feel" like going or the weather isn't fit to be out if you have a choice?