I'd like to know how many people actually belong, attend, and find a MUG useful.

I have hesitated in going to my local MUG based on the information they post on their website. They say they are a regular MUG, as opposed to a special interest like training, or education, etc., but they do little or nothing and seem to cater to newbies.

Is this just a local occurance or something that seems to happen at most MUGs? I would love to join a MUG if they would help with job locating/networking, special speakers, specials deals on something that someone actually might want (not no-name software that someone is trying to clear their inventory of), and special deals/connections/invitations to Apple Store exclusive events, etc. In other words, make it worth my while.