When you find a wonderful accompanist, treat them like royalty [Agreed]. Meet and try to exceed their requests for monetary compensation, if you can [Hint: they like chocolate. Expensive chocolate]. Acknowledge them after a performance with a simple and discreet nod or hand gesture [I disagree. These days it's best to coordinate bows]. Don't assume that practice time with them comes free [Amen]. And when it comes to practice time, don't expect the accompanist to teach you the song; you should have a clear concept of delivery and style beforehand and should be able to communicate all that to the accompanist before you start to work on a number [Agreed, with one addition--we have ideas too and enjoy dialogue rather than orders].
What are your thoughts on the three paragraphs of this section of the book?