Mine expires on the 29th. He should work his ass off because keeping paying customers is easier than gaining new ones. I had a pass for several years but if it expires I don't think I will bother to renew it ever.I used this site for almost a decade without a pass, if I lose it I will realize I never got anything meaningful for it. Changes go through regardless of my opinion, my donation is nothing compared to the everyday costs and the only real advantage is captcha but I don't even post that much.
It is the end of the year, you can be 100% sure nothing major will happen now.