1. So football (soccer) will finally get the respect here that it deserves. (MLS is OK, but it doesn't really compare to the Premier League, in my opinion.) 2. Superior grasp of the English language by Brits will rub off on Americans everywhere. (And we Anglophones need to stick together.) 3. British pubs will finally be able to teach Americans how fish and chips is properly prepared. (You use a flat fish like plaice or flounder, not a lumpy fish like cod!) 4. Brits will finally be able to take advantage of superior American technology pricing. 5. It would give Brits a good reason to send the Royal Family packing (to Australia, probably). 6. We could replace American newsanchors with British newsreaders. 7. You don't want to join the US *after* Canada, Australia, or New Zealand have already joined. Ask Hawai'i; nobody likes to be the last kid on the bus.