Thank you for your comments. Please know, we are aware of the issues and have a team working to resolve these as soon as possible. The issue with new members being able to pay has been resolved. @Frank_Mayer I will be happy to look into your profile if you'd like to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It made me decide to get another ISC2 cert or two. I have no real choice but to keep the CISSP unless I want to change employers.