It's less about priority than it is about caution. You sound knowledgeable and prepared to fly, but I promise you that isn't always the case for general aviation pilots flying VFR. It may not even be the norm for general aviation pilots flying VFR. Almost all of the fatalities I've seen have involved general aviation aircraft below 10,000 feet and pilots taking chances they shouldn't have. I'd rather vector you out of your way than put you in a situation where I'm solely relying on you to avoid a jet in a critical phase of flight, or its wake turbulence.I do know what was going on. My route of flight takes me under the KCRQ ILS, and a few controllers like to protect that area for IFR jets. I personally believe that such jets have no priority over VFR traffic, although I avoid the airspace they use, for obvious reasons, along with just trying to be nice to my friends in jets. I know where the glideslope is, and fly well under it. Most controllers just watch me and point out the jets.