Hmmm... me thinks I detect a slight tone of bitterness. :devil3:The bad ones will try and grind you down in terms of your pricing all day long. They'll set deadlines that are literally impossible to meet. You won't get paid for months after a particular job is done. They will lie all day long about how their last painter charged half of what you are even though you know that's not possible.
At this point, I've got one good one that I'll work for and he's great.