I'm agree with senbonzakura. Megaupload and rapidshare (wich are probably 2 of the safiest filehost) are not that expensive.
Megaupload is just 6$ for one month and if you generate enough download, you can win 1 month / 6 months / life premium membership quite quckly.
For rapidshare, it's the same. You pay once, and with 10000download on your account you win an other free month of membership.
Believe me or not, but generating 10/50000 download a month is not that hard when your are not just a leecher ^^
Regarding raw sites, I think you just listed the more reliable and known ones. I have too some japanese "sources" , but well as it's all in japanese I don't think it's a great idea to add them here for now. Anayway, you can too find lot of japanese raw on chinese board, well mostly are mag scan, but sometimes you will see tank scan (99% of time, quality is just so-so).
This idea of "communauty", well as good points and bad points. Good is probably that you all be able to find more raws, dl faster, spend less time,...
Bad points (only my opinion) :
- communauty means that all links will be shared everywhere, and that would/could be a problem for smaller sites (you know what i mean)
- raw hunting must remain an "hard task" : lot of people right now never give a minute on how using a japanese p2p, even don't even know a word of japanese, too easy to find raws means so much leechers and so few helpers...
Badest point is for scanlation teams. Yeah it's great to be able to find a lot of raw volumes everywhere, but recently teams are scanlated stuff without ever buying 1 book. Scanlating means, for me, spending a lot of time on scanning/translating/editing/checking, well something you must be proud of, so you SHOULD at least buy volumes you work on.
Anyway, my idea of communauty is somehow different. My "wish" will probably to set up a "scanning communauty", just 50-100 motivated pals that can bring each month 100-200 new raw volumes.
That's why I "hate" (well I don't hate them, I just don't care) so much site/irc chan like lurk , that only brings stuff from p2p , never scan for stuff themself and think they are "raw god". And that's why I'm 100% with mangahelpers where people scan/translate/help others users.
I hope I'm not aggresiv with anybody and stay open about comments ^^