this may stir debate, at least it did between two instructors. If I am flying from N10-HZL, and request flight following from Allentown's Class C, I receive flight following from ABE, I'm still VFR just with radar advisories. IF, Allentown begins to vector me for their arrival traffic, even though I am outside their airspace, must I comply? It is an ATC Instruction, yet I am VFR and not within the Class C rings of airspace, only their radar coverage area. Option 1: comply with the instruction, no matter how it may divert my plans because it is an ATC instruction and I am required to follow ATC instructions no matter if I am on Flight Following or if I was within the Airspace Boundary. Option 2: cancel Flight Following and go along my course VFR without radar advisories. This came up, as it has happened in the past on this route that Allentown may vector traffic if they are having approaches from the West, even though you are out at the East Texas VOR and not directly in the airspace. My instructor has dropped flight following one time with a student while Dual to HZL because they were beginning to vector them back and forth. She and her husband (A commercial helicopter pilot) also disagree on this question. Often, they say "Cessna 12345, suggest heading 010 for separation" or "Cessna 12345, suggest climb to 3500" By this, it seems that they are advising of the separation, but it is still the PIC responsibility to make the decision and maintain VFR separations. If something would happen, they (ATC) are not responsible.... What are the thoughts of those on this board? I've planned my Solo XC to HZL, and may fly one afternoon this week pending work and Wx cooperation.