A lot of generalizations in your post Mabozza - people are not just complaining about the blades it's the whole set up. There are a a numbered of seasoned people like myself who have used both apps for a long time and are concerned about this monopoly. The rare outlier that BME throws out where a task jumps from £6 to £120 is not the everyday reality. Neither is the hoarding you speak off - from what you have explained it sounds like healthy fair competition.
And to say Task is too lenient is simply not true - it's the client who dictates what is good, not Task. If tasks were not done correctly they would get rejected.
Anyway, every cloud has a silver lining - there is now a gap in the market for a good local app seeing as Field and Task have both gone to pot.