I think you'll find that there are still experienced shoppers who do shop for MF, me being one of them. However, we are much more cautious at which shops we will accept because the fees are generally lower. Many times we do as you are doing, make the offer and see what happens. Yes, the easy reports do weigh in consideration of whether or not their shops are taken. Newbies generally take their shops at face value, even if they are more involved than the pay is worth.