That's not helpful to the rest of us who may benefit from the answer. This format for a topic as complex as this is lacking. This really needs to be a live video chat. I can't even find my own questions in any of this mess!
Ever since TT changed its "model", it hasn't been working well for my business...despite my business being promoted. After grumbling, a friend suggested I track the next 10 leads and the ROI, e.g., what I paid TT and what revenue I got. It's not looking good! This is despite of me answering each lead VERY promptly and with a professional and customized response. My fees are market rate, and honestly, I'm a lot more qualified than much of the "competition" on TT. If my 10 lead experiment continues going as it has been, I'm throwing in the towel, and sharing my experience with others in my field.