In my experience, independents offer pluses and minuses compared to agency escorts. One disadvantage is that many can't be reached by phone and you have no idea when you'll get a response to email. Another is that some are unreliable and may leave you waiting for your confirmed appointment but not showing up. The advantage is that once you find an independent you click with, you could be her customer for years. It's frustrating to call for your favorite escort and find she has left the agency and you have no way of contacting her. So does an independent bring more value for the customer compared to an agency escort? I'm not sure.