I couldn't agree more. I'm sure the reason they initially introduced more destination filters was because people were declining rides and blowing off Pax when they were going into absurd locations. I know Myself specifically, would only take a ride to a ridiculous area if I had access destination filters. As of today I will no longer be doing that and will be cancelling on many rides that do not go where I want them to go. Just like the old days. Let their cancellation rates, pax ratings and customer service go to shit. This company sure knows how to @@@ up a wet dreamI can't believe that this topic is not blowing up and that in itself is telling. I run a business. That business is professional rideshare full time. I have a game plan for the week and the day that also takes into account other places I need to be or things I need to do. My number one issue with Uber was the paltry limit of two DFs per day. It caused me to go places off ap I may have otherwise taken trips and greatly increased waiting time as I am unwilling to burn two DFs on X rides (I also do select). On what planet is it acceptable for an employer/partner to change the rules of the game WITHOUT warning so you can at least adjust your plan? Additionally, the reduction of DFs per day disproportionately affects full time drivers and select/XL drivers that would otherwise do more X rides at certain times with a modicum of control. One-size-fits-all solutions that do not take into account a driver's "business" (full or part time), rating, home base, select/xl, etc. is simply lazy and bad business. If a ton of new and part time drivers were playing with DF during morning or pm rush and creating extended waits or surges, look to address the problem. The obvious solution is to "reward" veterans, full-timers, high ratings, etc, etc. with more flexibility to run their businesses. In reality it is not a reward as two DFs for 10-hour-a-day drivers is spitting in the wind compared to newbies and part timers. This is an inadvertent screw over of the exact drivers Uber needs to keep. The lack of blow-up on this board right now tells me all I need to know that for the vast majority of drivers two DFs may be just fine. Serious full timers should be screaming from the rooftops.
I didn't think they would roll it back but was thinking they might when several drivers were posting about 10-25+ minute pickups when that wasn't the case before the extended destinations.
Don't be brainwashed by their reasoning to remove the destination filters. They have always given us 30 minute plus pick up expectations. I have had countless pickups in The Burbs that were 20 plus miles and 30 plus minutes. That did not just start happening since they introduced 6 destination filters. Trust me.