While the OP’s point is a good one, most people have paid a premium price and received mediocre service. Or have received great service from someone whose price wasn’t so high.
Most people? Not if you know how to vet service providers and contractors. This is a pretty inaccurate generalization. Cheap people; people who don't listen to good advice; people who want to believe the 'deal'; People who want to be told what they want to hear. Yes, those people will get screwed.