I was wondering why some media is cheap and nasty while others are really good. They are after all based on the same technology. They all require a stamper. They all require and use similar plastic discs with layers of dye on it. They all require packaging and shipping etc.
So is the expensive part of the process the dye? Is getting the dye right a problem? Is using the right chemicals the issue?
Or is it simply lack of care taken in quality checking? Or using stamping machines that are either old, knackered and/or poorly maintained?