I raised to 5.99/7.99 at the start of August, and although a few regs have stayed with me and I'm getting new exclusives here and there, I'm having a hell of a time getting new custies into pvt at all. It's amazing that they'll pay 7.99, but won't touch me at 5.99. Weird!
I end up not being logged into SM all that much, because I'm in and out of shows on AW all the time, so new SM regs don't have time to find me. Going to give the 5.99 rate another week and then, if things don't improve, go back to 4.99. Sad times.