Flying an unfamiliar LSA is a bit like a first date. Your friends have talked her up. She has a pretty smile, but will you get along? Does she Tweet or use Facebook, keep an old-fashioned diary, or both? Most important: Will she have a thing against flight review pilots?
I approach these aerial engagements by respecting the plane and listening more/talking less. After all, I have to report back later, and I want to give a sharp—and fair—impression.