Usually when we play, I host the lobby and am the one to search for matches. Yet, the majority of the time, the counter in the top right showing progress for finding rooms sticks at "searching for games <50ms". It never changes.
However, several guys in the party will say, "Mine shows searching for games <100ms, then <150ms". and so on.
So, if I am hosting the lobby, why does mine not change? And vice versa. Sometimes someone else will be party leader and it shows on mine, but not theirs.
As the one actually doing the search, it is rather important to be able to see the current ping. If it hits a search past 100ms, I'll be backing it out to try again because finding a lobby at 150ms ping is how rubber banding gets started.