There are some things I'm willing to spend the money to have the 'best' that I know about -
Gingher scissors, for example.
There are some things that I'm more interested in getting 'adequate' for less money -
Those rotary cutter blades from ?? for $1.98 for two. (Got some a while ago - but don't remember name now)
How about you?
ETA: But it seems like something newer and better is always becoming available. WAAAAAH!