I've come to conclusion that they implemented the metal program, as a dangling carrot to get drivers to accept stool. I still don't understand how is it legal for them to hide behind being a tech company.....all the while manipulating and forcing a cheaper product that only benefits them. So I've decided I'm not picking up another stool pax and will deal with whatever repercussions. No amount of money is worth the stress. ..those of us who signed up,signed up as Uberx and I for one will stick to that, no matter how much money I miss out on.