People in general seem to think that. I have people say stuff like that to me often.Do you just mean "people in general"? Cause literally no one on this thread has made that case.
You said -
"Most dudes that have built finely tuned DSGs have spent as much or more on their sports car AEG. It just death by a thousand cuts instead of eating the cost all at once."
I get the point you are trying to make. I'm not talking about your comment specifically. AEG people will talk about how expensive HPA is, but then have over a $1000 in their AEG. Hypocrisy... I was just pointing out that I'm a dude with a finely tuned DSG with $300 into it. It can be done cheaply, and be reliable. I do see other people make the argument that HPA is expensive, but to get an AEG to perform similarly, you need to go DSG, and that costs similar money as HPA.