I have not worked with them directly as a merchant, but I have worked with some of their Resellers and Partners, and I do believe they had a rocky road a few years ago, but they have been really moving forward since.
Not to mention everytime you startup a new company here in PA you get a post card from them.
Geographics doesn't matter when it comes to Merchant Processing. PA publishes their new Corporations online, and hundreds of companies nationwide view, and send unsolited mail. Its just a common practice. Now Leaders Merchant, will drive you nuts with postcards, and they are also in CA
Merchant's receive several dozen postcards, phone calls, etc. I have my brother's dental office as a merchant and competitors still call them several times a yr. The secretary tells the caller his brother does it for him and they still reply back, he's paying too much. I know a fact he isn't paying too much, maybe not enough...
Why are you a sucker? Have you been happy with their service? Finding a good provider you are satisfied with their level of customer service isn't that easy to find in this industry. Especially personal service. If you've been happy with them and with your pricing, what more can you ask for?
Consider yourself lucky as the approach many of those companies use that mail out those postcards, isn't a way I would call acceptable and ethical. Not saying all of them, but I would guess quite a few are misleading, do not tell the whole truth, smoke & mirror pricing tricks, etc. I know as I looked at all of the postcards my family members have received over the past few years when they opened their businesses and saw their selling message.