Based on my past experience, my only correction to your analogy is that we (the entrepreneurs) are in fact the mistresses here, not the other way around. The relationship is asymmetrical and we are on the short end of the asymmetry (until we can generate net cash on our own).
Added him to the list of people I would like to meet if I am in the U.S. and we are able to :)
Just starting to use friendfeed/twitter/etc myself (in an effort to lead a more transparent life and connect the dots), so will add you in shortly.
Thanks. Take care :)