Not sure if you're responding to my post, but I was defending the OP when someone else said "what did the OP expect people to say" - I explained that for the uninitiated they assume there's a pat answer within a budget limit in their head. They never assume so much variety and such exorbitant prices.
This thread is largely useless because so many pages are dedicated to suggestions before the correct criteria were known.
Don't infer elitism when there is none. Your disgust is unwarranted, and frankly granted too freely.