I don't know why the general consensus that indies offer a better, less rushed service and in a lot of cases based on my experiences in hour bookings indies often try to talk time away, get you to finish quickly by wanking you off, using kegal exercises etc, and what people forget unless they are in appartments most indies work in the shittest areas often from council houses. Some of my punts have taken place in Wincobank, Parson's Cross, Burngreave, City Road, and while the service in some cases was very good it's a negative point against the prossie and the cost of travel sometimes added on £10, making it expensive. Many parlours are in shit areas, but at least the better parlours are clean and feel safe.
Some good points here.
I used to punt more with indis (different area, different way they work) and it was hit and miss. Very few seemed to act like it was any kind of business, like there could be repeat business or a review written. Services offered and quality of service was just a case of crossing your fingers. Sure it was good sometimes and often it wasn't. Add to that the fact I prefer trying new girls so finding a great girl and lots of repeat visits wouldn't work for me.
For me GFE (and other similar places) offer some kinds of guarantees. I know how to get there, I won't get lost on the way. I don't need to be as careful taking my proper wallet or phone inside as I am confident I won't get mugged in there. I know I won't arrive there and be left hanging with nobody answering the phone. I know there will be a shower, a clean towel and the rooms are nice enough. I've seen enough girls shower after to feel more confident than indis that they actually are clean. It's also a lot easier to walk or choose another girl if you don't fancy the girl in the flesh.
I think every indi I've seen without exception has worked from a dump if it's their house, or towels have been an issue if it's a hotel.
I've seen a couple of girls at Sheffield Belles and I would say for the £5 extra it offers much better value. The service feels a lot less production line for a start, less like being at the dentist. The downside is there's 1 girl so if you don't like her you can't change your mind, the pictures can be hit and miss and it's more important because you are going to see a specific girl. Generally speaking tho if SB are 70/120 I can't see how any indi could realistically charge more.
Generally speaking I prefer the close to guaranteed minimum level GFE or similar offer over the greater risk of an independent unless there are a couple of decent reports to back the indi up.