In fact at your age I hope to be the exact opposite of you so thank god I am not your mate.
So you hope to be dirt poor, ugly, witless and past it.
Whether the girls or us are being exploited is indeed an interesting question. I think in most cases neither (I don't mean coerced or underaged girls - they are obviously exploited and I would have nothing to do with that) but surely if they are exploited it doesn't make any difference how old the client is.
I don't want to trade insults with you, but as someone has pointed out, for good or ill, the Bath Babes threads are a bit of a forum on their own and there is a bantering culture which your post seemed to conflict with. I trade PMs with quite a few BB regulars and I believe my posts are appreciated by many, even if they are not immediately "useful", they are part of an ongoing conversation. And yes, blokes' conversations sometimes get a bit competitive.
I hope you get to see one or two of the Babes in due course. The ones you have said you have your eye on, I think would meet your requirement to feel that they are more or less the same age as you.