You said it! I totally agree with what you are saying here. I have all the same problems and don't see any solutions in the near future from TT. I have started looking into other sites to get jobs as TT has failed us. I have sent emails and complained every chance I get, but it falls on deaf ears. I wish you luck in the future, I hope it gets better for us.
I see the format where Instant Match is not used as purposely being geared to hamper free stye quoting in order the pressure vendors to move to the I M system. I tried it and it cost me way more in the long run that the discounts offered for using it. The I M system is geared to make more money for TT than as a convenience for vendors!
@PastorHoward I'm so sorry to hear that. What did you find was disastrous? Was it that you couldn't get the correct pricing for the quotes? People weren't responding? Was it that you felt it needed a personal message? Would love to understand so I can help you figure out a way for it to work.