I agree with you twogypsies, some of the New Mexico parks are hurting, and barely have enough money to survive. I think it was about a year ago I watched the head ranger at Storrie Lake state Park in Las Vegas New Mexico walk behind a dump truck filling up potholes in the campground road with a shovel. And when I talked to him later he confirmed he wasn't doing it for his health.
I really appreciate New Mexico's annual pass deal because it allows me to boondock for free all over New Mexico so I use it quite a lot. But that being said the state of New Mexico offered to sell me something and I paid money for what they were selling, it's a business deal and I believe they need to hold up their end of the bargain.
I think it sounds perfectly fair and reasonable to compensate me, and of course anyone else, when we buy another pass to make it a 15 month pass instead of a 12 month pass. Or charge us $200 instead of $225 for the one year pass. Anything to show that they care and are concerned that their customers didn't get their money's worth.
You obviously care about New Mexico state parks, as do I, and I will continue buying their annual pass because it benefits me greatly, I just hope they see a way to show their concern for those of us that support those parks and the little towns nearby.