Well since we're already off topic, it's a good thing you threw opinion in there, or I'd make you eat your words. I'd like to think the ink used on a label of a disc lasting 2 1/2 years (and likely many more!) would be a good investment.
While I agree Ritek is not the best media (DL comes to mind) there are instances where it is both good quality and cost effective.
The R04 media I have is Samsung branded and not the best quality, but comparable to many other high priced (and highly regarded) media out there. I have plenty of MCC03RG20, SonyD21, Sony16D1, etc which simply pales in comparison to many of my Ritek scans, on a variety of different burners and speeds. The G04 media is over two years old and was some cheap Newegg branded free gift they threw in with something I purchased.. Not a bad deal after all!