You know, everytime price increases come up I always see the same arguements. The source country complains, and everyone else responds with "welcome to what we pay", yet I always see one major factor missing. No one ever talks about respective salaries and how that converts.
Now, this is an honest question because I don't know, I'm not trying to stir up anger or anything or say one side is right or wrong. But do the people saying "welcome to the world market, we've been paying this for years" make (roughly) the same salaries as the people in the US? Take me for example. I pull in (roughly) $30k a year (before taxes). So for me, a $7 increase for a figure over the course of 5 years is a big deal and a cause for concern. Now, do the people paying $30 for a deluxe make about the same, or are the salaries inflated as well? If salaries are about the same, then yes we have less reason to bitch, but if salaries are inflated, then it seems a pretty level playing field, you know?
Anyway, just my thought and just curious ... Not trying to piss anyone off