As a Realtor, I make lots of stops and park all over the city showing property and entertaining clients. I had no issue with the meter price increase. But here's three things that remind me of the parking meter deal almost every day of my life:
#1. I park the truck, get the boy out of the truck, walk/carry boy to the box, stand in line at the box, get credit card out, (usually drop something) wait for receipt, walk/carry boy back to truck, open door, put in receipt (usually drop something), shut door (all one armed with boy in other arm). Can't wait for the second kid.
#2. There once was a day in Chicago where you'd pull up to a meter, discover it 10 minutes left on it, run in and buy your coffee (and pay your gazillion percent sales tax), run back out and be on your way. Now, see #1 (kid-less, but same process).
#3. Meters gave you some perspective where to park... now it's chaos on the curb.
Oh, and #3a. Buried alive in little paper parking receipts