Yeah, a few people here turning this logical decision into an emotional one. We can all agree that the hobby has grown, but the economics haven't changed in our favor. From ADA to Mr. Aqua, prices have steadily been on the rise yet quality seems to be standing still (or even slipping).
This is exactly what some are trying to say on here yet the new people (which seem to be getting very emotional) are not understanding the concept. If you've been around for a while you can vouch for the numerous threads you've seen about people showing off their ADA tanks with terrible silicone jobs. As a matter of fact, it's been on the rise lately. Made in China? No thanks.