I've only been a member of the ipernity community for a few days, but I get a good feeling about this site. So, I thought I'd show my support by buying a "Pro" account.
The one year membership ended up being about $10.00 more than what a Flickr "Pro" account would have cost me, but the community (at the moment) is smaller, so I didn't mind too much.
I can also do more with my ipernity account, when compared to what I can do with Flickr. So, a few dollars more for an unlimited account is justifiable. Also, I've always been someone who's cheered for and supported the "under-dog".
At the beginning of the year I was seriously considering purchasing a Flickr Pro account. But, due to recent events, I'm glad I held off. I'd much rather see ipernity get my money than Microsoft (potentially).
I'm also kind of glad that ipernity is based in Europe.
Now, let's just hope ipernity continues to remain a privately owned operation.