I completely understand your point. I just did this recently asking a pro for advise. I would have gladly paid him for an hours worth of counciltation if he would have asked for it but instead spent an hour telling me how much bettter of a job he could do instead of me doing it myself. At the same price.
I'm the type of person who does it myself and will gladly hire the person that takes the time to assist the DIYer. Since he opted for giving me a sales pitch I will hire the next person on my list of contacts.
Nothing stop YOU to stop him of his speech ?
Nothing stop YOU to offer him what in your mind
He was simply trying to advertise himself
I have seen that type of conversation hundreds if not thousands time on CCTV retail level
It's take me about 1-2 min on the phone to know whether I am talking to "smart a..s" or customer worth my time
the same apply on this forum
well I should stop can become very long coversation