There hasn’t been any problem, and your English is excellent – I had no idea you weren’t a native speaker. I just wanted to make it absolutely clear that I wasn’t making some kind of blanket statement, and that I agreed that everyone has their own idea of what’s good value and what wasn’t. Due to one response that is now gone, I got the message that I was coming across as telling everyone what to think, instead of just having a general whinge that people could happily agree or disagree with.
You’re right, perhaps Australians use expressions like ‘rip-off’ a bit too freely. A lot of us are descended from convicts and we don’t mince words! 🙂
It’s all good! 🙂