Sure Lynda makes recommendations what service provider doesn't. Do you go to your dentist twice a year and not brush your teeth between cleanings? Why would you care for your teeth any different then your skin? It is all about maintance! Follow up products and service are part of the plan it doesn't make the professional "pushy" as for hearing and sharing personal information it is no different then your hair dresser talking to you, or the bartender is par for the course. You my dear I think are confused.