I just renewed my subscription today. Was banished from the Gallery and other subscriber areas for about five minutes and then right back to being tolerated as a subscriber.
I agree PayPal is a pain. I had to log in using an old e-mail address, add my new address (again), confirm the new address, switch primary addresses, click here... click there and finally was able to renew my subscription. GRRRRR!
Anyway, all is fine now.

gene