yep, no question about it, many of us here at RCGs are bad people
bad to the bone
it's all what you are into, I Iike Align helis and quality Align clones because they are easy to keep flying and parts are everywhere and they are fairly inexpensive. The folks at RCGs are awesome when it comes to getting help and advice on the low cost helis I fly.
One thing I did learn in my early stages of cheapness was my helicopter mechanics skills got lots of practice. Once I got away from the ultra-cheap components I didn't have to fix things as much