I get all that. We should obviously buy and use what we like and what works best for our individual needs. But that doesn't change the fact that increased cost often leads to better materials which, given proper geometry, can equate to better cutting performance that will last longer. Just because a "lesser" and inexpensive steel works just fine for you does not mean that it can't be out cut by a "better" more expensive steel. Nothing wrong with liking more simple stuff, you just can't say they are objectively just as good or better at things that we can empirically disprove.