Like them or loathe them, traffic exchanges always seem to get an opinion out of people. Some people can’t see the point and others love them to death. Sure, a lot of the time you are only going to find other people trying to punt their opportunity in them and you have to put a lot of clicking effort in to get results but the results we’ve had have been positive rather than negative. I even like idly surfing sometimes to check out when else there is out there!
As I said before, you need to actually put some effort and time into promoting via traffic exchanges. But then you get what you pay for, and promotion this way is essentially free. So it’s best to spend your time wisely and surf several exchanges at once. The best way to do this I’ve found is with the firefox browser because it allows you to have several pages open at the same time within the same window due to it’s “tabbed” browsing. Plus if you store the surf pages of all your exchanges in one bookmarks folder then you can launch them all at once by selecting “Open in Tabs”.