Originally Posted by Yorkshiretea
I think you just have to realise that in the world of production of an out of the box gun, "you" is not everyone.
I appreciate that, but given the choice, most shooters would prefer a rifle that was better, i.e. more accurate, lighter, easier to maintain and above all cheaper.
This is not out of reach from an 'out of the box' rifle, far from it, the manufacturers just need to start listening to their customers.