On the flipside of this, if a punter has a good experience, gets a good service, the girl was good looking and he knew the cost up front, is it fair to leave a negative for circumstances outside the girl's control? There's that review in the Scotland section where all of the above is true but the punter left a negative because HE chose to drive 80-odd miles to the punt, 80-odd miles back and got a case of buyer's remorse afterwards.
I think there's several examples on the Scotland forum just now of varying cases but it's surely better to air the subject I feel rather than pick on individual ones.
I don't mean isolated cases where the punter acted against all common sense. You could also have the case of a punter who thinks it's a great idea but is disgusted with the idea of prostitutes after he's emptied his balls in one. Both might be 'justified' in saying it was a shit punt but I think such reviews are in the minority. They can be put into context by that punters other reviews or lack of other reviews.
I'm thinking more of a large number of reviews that seem to follow a repeated pattern, where the guy points out lots of valid reasons why it was a shit punt, but then gives it a neutral or positive "in fairness to the lady." Often these seem to be written in all sincerity but where the punter simply hasn't developed a sense of clarity that the review is for punters, not feedback to prossies.
Absurdly negative punts are readily given perspective if the prossie is any good: she will get plenty of business and some of that business will elicit lots of positive competent reviews. Absurdly positive punts on the other hand tend to go unnoticed until someone has the balls to stop kidding himself and point out the negatives. Until then, they provide a numerically misleading indication, making the grading system less valuable.
Many prossies worry unduly about reviews. They should worry about their service and also the accuracy of their advertising ('profiles'). Top performers barely bother to check their reviews as they get solid bookings based on their service and value for money, not what people say about them. So all this crap about "in fairness to the prossie" or "in fairness to her profile" is utter bollocks unless you're a Trading Standards Officer. There is no basis to worry about being fair to prossies, only to being fair and honest with oneself and other punters. Feedback from genuine prossies that don't have to worry about reviews of their service confirms this.
I know people who make spagetti bolognese and they use tomatoes and meat and pasta, just like it says on the recipe.
They serve it on time and even offer a nice napkin to wipe. But it still tastes fucking inedible. Now if they are my friends
I maybe say, "how lovely!" But I wouldn't say or even think that in a restaurant where I'm paying for it. Even if I didn't throw it at the chef, I would tell my real friends
if the subject came up, not the waiter who kept addressing me as his friend.
So in my mind it comes down to who are you reviewing for? Who are your 'friends'?