I'm sorry, but I've been a fan for 30 plus years - I've traveled extensively to go to shows, etc., and for the absolute first time I feel hosed by this band - I didn't use my JT presale codes, but had to renew a subscription that was nowhere near expiring in order to be entered into a "maybe you will get a presale code" lottery that absolutely was not explained clearly before I renewed?? (I STILL don't have my code for tomorrow btw but trying to remain hopeful it will show up!) That, my dear U2 fan friend, is a hose job.
To also be fair to the band, I have never never gone wrong with waiting until the day before/day of the show for ticket drops, even to shows that I have traveled half way around the world for - I've been following this band for too long and refuse to buy crap tickets if that is all that is available in a presale - and the tickets I get in the drops have always been phenomenal. Ended up first row numerous times this way. So I don't worry if the presale doesn't work out, but it would be nice to at least know that I will be given a presale code.