I dont own any Hyundais when it comes to rifles. It just pains me to watch people buy $300+ lowers because they think they are better. Id rather help them spend $300 more on a Krieger barrel for that AR and shoot circles around people that spend $300+ for a lower.
Im of the opinion that a warrior should not have a favorite weapon, but Im 100% with you on this. I would rather have a $80 lower with a $200 quality barrel, $200 quality trigger and a $200 NiB bolt carrier group and a titanium firing pin with sights and optics of the same qualities.
That being said you get what you pay for. Beyond the product itself is the name brand, manufacturer guarantees are only worth the word of the manufacturer.