Great post. Perspective is important. Which is more important the SH status or the joy of hosting (assuming one loves to host)?
But related to the quote can you give an example of "seeing an inconsiderate guest coming"? I would love to benefit from your experience. I don't seem to have a good read on guests from their requests and from their profiles. For one thing the profiles are sometimes misleading. For another it seems that I have read "beware" posts on this forum and have shied away from some guests only to learn later from neighboring hosts that they were great guests.
Any tips? Thanks, but no pressure.