and despite what you think I did read your OP 4 times before I wrote mine, and just read it twice more. So when you wonder if I'm asking for clarification, I have to ask you what part of 'not sure what the point of your post is' was unclear to you? If all you wanted to do was open a dialogue on pricing, tht's a good thing. But parts of your post do indeed sound like complaining about price creep. Here's the part I'm talking about:
'IMO, I sense the following scenario is too often played out –
Lady A, with little to no reviews or was predominately known as a BP or agency lady (referencing price point only,) tries to market herself at a rate she sees other indy-TER ladies listing. In turn, the TER lady sees this and justifiably thinks she is worth more and raises her rates. What gets lost is Lady A typically doesn’t get that higher rate with any consistency or is not around very long. And then with everyone advertising a higher rate, touring lady B thinks she should be able to come to ATL and command this new established rate. When it doesn’t happen, she is told business is slow or ATL is not a good touring city.'
So in short, I still do not know what point you were trying to make. Most of us (I never say all) understand the price-setting by ladies & choosing by gents dynamic. And I too have limits (and irrelevant if they're different from anyone else's) and make decisions based on them. So if the scenario above where your Lady A prices her services at the same level as more experienced/known ladies, and your TER lady raises her rates as a result, is not complaining about price creep, then again, what exactly was your point?