Some providers and agency owners use it as a threat. Providers and agency owners hallucinate everyone else in the business takes their word seriously. Truth is while providers and agencies hold hands and sing kumbaya in public, most of them don’t like each other and are directly in competition with each other.
Suppose, it makes them powerful. It doesn’t work those who have been in the hobby for while. Another funny thing is that most hobbyists stick around longer than providers so who has better record.
Jerks and assholes excluded and their reputations precedes them everywhere before they arrive.