Colin of the Woods
Orientated is the traditional British usage of the word, so...
If only they could write a song...
For what it's worth, I've used Dollar consistently for a decade now and had no problems. The price quoted is the price paid. ( ...except that one time I didn't have time to fill it up before I got to the airport. But that was on me.) So I'm not sure you can generalize like that.
The caveat is that the regulations vary wildly from state to state, so they can add on undisclosed charges in some places that are illegal elsewhere. Which means that Hertz will do exactly the same thing in a state where that's legal. Booking online through somewhere like Expedia will usually give you a price guarantee, which will negate those add-ons that you can get hit with at the counter based on their contract with the booking agent/company/borg. The amount of business they get from big booking engines is a lot more valuable to them than whatever extra they manage to rinse out of suckers who just walk up to the counter.
I think you meant Orson Welles, not George Orwell. Because that makes a little bit of sense instead of none whatsoever.
Can't find the link, but there was a discussion at NAB where Grant seemed uninterested in pursuing it and listed a few reasons it wasn't a priority.