"I was curious to know what the expectations would be."
That's my point - you have to check each property individually. Airbnb is not a uniform product, and I find it amusing that they have succeeded in convincing people otherwise, when initially that was supposed to be part of the appeal.
If you want a very available host, you can certainly find one in many places. A friend and I had a great one in Siracusa in Sicily. He lived and worked next door, and was very interested in making our visit as good as possible.
But due diligence is required - you can't make ANY assumptions when it comes to apartment rentals, and that includes Airbnb, VRBO, etc.