So, to an extent, those who try the begging game are not only offending models but they're also leaching off those who do contribute.
It's not relevant to the value you think a session with a particular model is worth. Personally I regard the baggage which comes with tfp as too onerous I want to choose what I shoot, which photos to edit and when I do it. Other people will take another view and as far as I'm concerned they are in a different market to me. In the same way as someone with a big investment in Canon gear probably isn't really in the market for nikon gear however good it is. Whilst it seems you are in the the same market for camera gear you aren't really.RedCheckerThis irks me, especially where some models blatently charge some photographers and not others (simply because they're in a 'cool club', and little to do with their ability)
It's not relevant to the value you think a session with a particular model is worth.
Of course start asking what equipment they have and they will proudly boast of having the latest Canon/Nikon camera wedded to one of the top lenses. I wonder if they also buy a full set of the best golf clubs available then tell the club sorry I can't afford green fees, I'm still learning. Followed no doubt by how much publicity the club can expect when they make it big.