Ironic how the thread turned out the exact opposite of what was stated in the title.
Anyway, coming back to the initial topic, one of my observations is that their level of attractiveness is generally higher than most of other EE nationalities, which is the definitive saving grace.Edit:
Whether or not the reason they're coming out in force is because of that or some other reason, I don't know and I doubt anybody would.
Therefore, while I'm aware of the associated negative reputation and to a certain extent fear said reputation, I'd still punt with them on that basis & also because I love the thrill of discovering gems.
The trick, I reckon, is to be thorough when vetting profiles ... which you should be doing with all untested profiles really, regardless of nationality.
As for the comment about hourly rates not going down and £80ph being the base rate, that is actually a good thing despite me sharing the common belief on here that price is not directly proportional to quality.
I say that because, among my other observations, I've noticed that those who cost £60ph or below usually have a terrible reason for doing so.