ASP was a collection of annuated somewhat hostile grognards. Their community forums were definitely insider's/long timers - only territory. I think they offered some forms and legal services of a kind. Their branding seemed to have some sway in the early 90s but even back then most developers I knew had no clue about them.
I read a lot of JoS and BoS and always thought that most people were a bit less big than they made out.
I dealt with a lot of them off line when I was pitching my services. Most all were full of shit.