Bill, sorry, I took the first part out...that for sure is not fair play!
so if they don't like the offer (e.g. a full year
starts at 850 Euro!!!) they choose to advertise for free, right? Great business! Are they doing the same with their customers? So the customer can say: hey, I don't like your price, I pay 100 bucks only, and you have to sell it for that price? Sure not!
I think it would be fair to put a list up of those who are affiliated with a kite company so we have an idea of how much merit to put into their opinion that they give.
I have a field in the profile where every affiliated person should post their affiliation, so people know.
I do ask users to fill it out if I come across someone who is affiliated and does not state it. This way it is fair to the user and values an opinion more. Too bad, not everyone uses it yet.