Thank you for the reply. Yes, I did read the FAQ section prior to my post. While you did not address it, based on your answer I assume ACA will not be offering the service points and/or the way points in the future, especially not as a benefit to members as in the past.
For what it is worth, I can understand why ACA would charge for the data IF they are not a member and/or if they have not purchased the corresponding maps since I am sure there have been at least a few cyclists who have just downloaded the info and not purchased the corresponding maps.
I have been a member since BikeCentennial published the magazine on newspaper stock. While ACA has grown dramatically since the 70s, the core values/mission seem to be slowly but steadily evolving away from its founding roots. Inevitable I suppose but it doesn't mean I gotta like it . I will still support ACA, namely since they are the only group involved in route development, but wish ACA would keep to its original core mission a little more.
Thanks for considering the feedback Jennifer and thanks for all you and the Mapping Staff do!