Lol well people really don't understand the whole thing behind making servers it seems. Some server owners (myself included) put over 10 hours into their server each day. I don't see why any server owner should put all that time into a project and then not get anything for it in return. I'm not speaking on behalf of server owners that go and load up a random ass DB/files on SNOXD put the server on the next day and open up the PUS without any effort. Those type of server owners deserve no recognition. To make a server long lasting,popular, and bug free with good security IS NOT a walk in the park. It takes countless hours of work to make it worth playing.
I don't agree to how some servers are ran putting OP items in the PUS and stuff, that makes them look like they're only in it for the $. As far as paying for the server out of ur own pocket goes..... you need to be a rich man or at least have a pretty decent income to run a server ur self. A decent dedi with FAIR DDoS protection is 400$+ (thats decent protection.) Lets say you want to buy some extra features for ur server (security,BDW etc) thats another 500$+. Lets say you want to buy EVEN MORE stuff for your server (vent etc) there is more money taken out of ur pocket.
I hope you see what I'm meaning. As I said, server owners that don't want to put any $ into their server or just put it up the next day deserve nothing. The server I'm currently working on, all 3 of us admins are putting our heart into it to make it a good experience. We have already been working close to 3 months on this server. Anyway, a lot of server owners are in it just for the money these days, we aren't. Honestly the MAIN reason we even have a PUS is to provide $ for the server.