Erm, I was merely pointing out that I would want us to drive down prices. As to how, well I don't really have a definitive answer. However, seen as this is forum has quite a profound effect on others perhaps a discussion could be had?
Most punters as shown by the membership of punting forums dont post on them, i assume most dont even read them and/or know about them, and after meeting numerous punters at parties few had any idea they even existed. Its great to be an idealist, but being a realist myself nothing that happens on here will change punting prices throughout the country in my view. The market dictates, but i do agree with a previous poster who rightly mentioned regional variations exist. In London i have a lot of choice and in various price ranges, in punting deserts or near deserts the choice is a lot less which can mean WGs can charge higher prices.
IMO the best thing for a punter to know is price paid is not linked to how good a WG might be, and pay the price he is prepared to pay knowing that fact. No way will this or any forum persuade punters en-masse to pay less, punters will pay what they decide to, after all its their money.
The now banned poster RAT predicted that by now all WGs would be charging £50 an hour, i said at the time that wouldnt happen and it wont. The truth is some WGs can still get punters by charging high fees, they just need a small number of them. I gave some reasons earlier why some punters will pay high to me fees, i have read these reasons many times on forums over the years. There really are some mugs about who lose any control because its sex and they are thinking with their dicks.
Plus how would anyone know what a punter might be paying anyway, posting he wont pay over say £70 an hour isnt proof he isnt, as a complete or virtual stranger i dont just blindly take peoples words for things, they might or might not be telling the truth. I would have no way of knowing either way for definite.