Well, that's a fair comment since you had direct experience. Any franchisee will tell you it's not everyone's cup of tea. But it simply isn't fair or accurate to pass judgement on franchising in general or a specific franchise without direct knowledge. Lawn Doctor for example, has over 40 years of history and is consistently rated as one of the top 100 franchises in the US. Despite the posts here from those who clearly have had no contact with Lawn Doctor, the only real drawback is the cost of the new franchises.