That is what I brought to the table, not what I took from it. I offer it to help you understand why others react as they do.
That said, I empathize with your desire. I feel that way myself. But neither of us will change the world, and it is important to understand what the world is like.
So I hope you take two lessons from this. The first is that there are good reasons why people will distrust your objectivity when you have a vested interest. The second is that you will be more competitive and happier in situations where you have long-lasting relationships with repeat business.