an interesting turn of events , alex. I can say that I am not too surprised. This"club" has been loosing its "club" like appeal for quite some time.
Don't worry too much. This "club" won't last too long (at least in the business sense). It was not built on the proper foundation.
That and consider this: Over %50 of all WRX's sold were sold in CA. %25 alone were sold in LA. I think there is a little more resource to tap here in CA then anywhere else.
Go do your own thing. you build it your way. if you want, i can help.