I have to say, I was tempted to join the Church of Satan
at first. Now I've looked into it, I think I'll just stick to being a Satanist, but in an individual sense. If I feel that joining an organisation is for me, it'll be a Satanic organisation that actually carries on the work of LaVey rather than use his name to gain members, as it seems that the CoS
only want people to believe in what THEY believe a Satanist should believe (damn, that's a mouthful), rather than let their members make up their own minds on their interpretation of true Satanism
(I hope this doesn't get misinterpreted as letting people interpret Satanism
as devil worship, as that is now what I mean).
The only time I'll correspond with the CoS is if I need something like a Baphomet pendant or ritual robes. Unless I can get it elsewhere, that's the only place I'll use for materials.