Posted By Guy Jordan
By way of cheerleading, please let me say you deserve your pay. Too often people will brag about tipping a waiter 20% but will cheap out on professional services. I may not be able to afford all the toys I want but I try to appreciate their value and pay for what is important to me.
From a design for manufacturability perspective I'd say this is a classic situation of design trade-off. Quality, speed and price is in constant tension. The customer has to pick one to sacrifice because they can't have all three.