would you bhante guess out of your own experience in western monasteries that those temptations for senior monks you've mentioned (prestige etc.) are lower here ("the west") than they are in the classic theravadin countries? Thinking about that the sangha as being established in the west now could become a cleansing force for the sangha as a whole so to speak to samsaric temptations and power games / scandals that recently came to our knowledge especially within the thai sangha?
Get the wanting out of waiting
What does womanhood matter at all, when the mind is concentrated well, when knowledge flows on steadily as one sees correctly into Dhamma. One to whom it might occur, ‘I am a woman’ or ‘I am a man’ or ‘I’m anything at all’ is fit for Mara to address. – SN 5.2
If they take what's yours, tell yourself that you're making it a gift.
Otherwise there will be no end to the animosity. - Ajahn Fuang Jotiko