I can understand why some of the compete section is for premium and founders only as there are real life prizes and they are the only ones to have paid toward such prizes. However, why is it that non premium members do not count towards clan operations, this is just total money grabbing from Activision proving they do not care about the community. As there are no real life prizes what does it matter to them or anyone else who competes in the clan operations?
Your right, its a major selling point for Elite. Besides the dlc early and prepaid, the lone wolf and clan ops are the only perks premium members get. If a non premium could count in the clan ops, the benefits of premium are greatly deminished.