I would say that it gives you at the least more visibility to the people who use the level filters to expressly look for TRSs.
I don’t know how many people use the seller level filters, of course, but I imagine that filter does get use, or Fiverr probably would have done away with it, and I’ve used it myself several times when looking to buy a gig.
When people use the TRS filter, they’ll only see TRSs, and won’t be tempted to buy from someone else than a TRS. It’s not an in-your-face filter as the Pro filter, of course, but it’s there.
The Monster? Looks like an awesome pet, I’m willing to take the risk. Not that I absolutely want that badge, I actually don’t care about the badge and the title itself anymore since they did all the revamping and changes with Pro and the levels and trashed the shiny “You’re a Fiverr rockstar” along with the golden star which now to me just looks like some yellow weirdly shaped badge thingie that looks less stylish than the level 1 and 2 badges .
It’s like the shiny and fun of it drained away somehow with the “rockstar” flair of pre-SLD-Fiverr.
So, I don’t really see the TRS Monster
(though another monster, but that elephant stands in the room for so long already that we probably mostly got used to it by now and ran out of steam to keep up our air of rightful indignation about it, and even pet it every once in a while, when we walk past it, lost in thought)
and I’d take the badge already for the 7 days clearance (which would be a real boon in some scenarios ), but I don’t actively pursue it, and I wouldn’t be out of my mind either of joy or of fear.
I do my work and expect to get paid for it, and to be treated fairly when anything out of the ordinary happens, never mind my level.
If the monster catches up with me and it actually leads to more good sales, projects, clients, revenue, less time spent for the same revenue, I’ll try to make it feel comfy on my sofa, so it will stick around, and I won’t say I don’t want it in the first place because maybe later I’ll lose it and then it will s!ck. I’ll see about that later.
That elephant monster though, that’s a curse for sure (Zeus, please don’t draw it, else I might start liking it too).