Hey thanks guys for responding. I had no idea that anyone even were chatting it up in this thread because I received no email notifications about it so there must be something going on with either my account or the site in general. I'm pretty sure that I have my account settings to "instant" as a default. I will check this out in a sec and report back.
Yes I have been a member since it was CDFreaks but near the trailing end of it before it became MYCE. I have always liked the site and found it kept me up to date with all things technical, which is why I'm bummed out about the newsletter/ email issue. I will have to check back in manually to see if there is any progress until this is fixed.
EDIT: I looked at my settings page and didn't see a way to force my account to give me instant email notifications on anything, only a place to set the email addy and look at the current sub'd threads. I just happened to notice the option when I replied on my thread. Maybe there should be a way to have a default behavior for thread and newsletter notifications?