Well, I just meant convenience is valuable to some people. Otherwise you couldn't explain the proliferation of Starbucks in a world of cheap coffee making appliances.
Convenience in finding some crafted items, but inconvenience of unbalanced level distribution and finding groups. There are strong cases for both sides on this issue. I personally think the good outweighs the bad for the case of starting fresh so I'll be rolling again for 2.0 launch.
Starbucks coffee is expensive because it's generally better than you can make at home without spending a fortune on an espresso machine, they give their part-time employees benefits, they pay more for fair trade coffee, invest in the communities of their farmers ect ect. There is more to it than just convenience also.