I don't know what the reason is, but whenever someone points out obvious flaws on anything that could have and SHOULD have been noticed and corrected, there's always a contingent that screams "NOTHING'S PERFECT!!!" and "PERFECTION IS IMPOSSIBLE". It's always the case, in every field of endeavor.
We had a chopped and sectioned '49 Merc in the shop several months back that came to us after having been in shops all over the city. The car was painted a nice shiny metallic burgundy and had a lot of custom touches that could have made it a show-stopper. Unfortunately, when you started looking close, everywhere you looked there was a glaring flaw that COULD HAVE and SHOULD HAVE been corrected before the car was painted, or before some of the custom bits were plated.
The curves on the door window-frames were choppy, not smoothly continuous, and they didn't match from side to side. There had been no thought given to HOW glass was actually going to fit the new windshield and backlight openings. There were obvious jagged edges on some of the chrome pieces, simply left raw and plated over. These and several other immediately obvious shortcomings ruined what COULD have been a world-class car. And do you know what I heard form some of the folks responsible for this half-assed mess? NOTHINGS PERFECT !!!
But I wasn't looking for perfection. This car had already consumed $150,000 of the owner's money to get to this point, so I was curious as to how much it would have taken to go from decidely second-rate mediocrity to good-enough. I did the numbers. At MOST, another $3-$4000 in pre-paint, pre chrome labor would have done it, if someone had caught the flaws in time.The paint itself was flawless, but perfect paint won't cover poor fabrication and bodywork, or poor panel fit. But the REAL sad part is that, had the bodyman/ fabricator been competent, it wouldn't have cost one single dollar more to get it right....at least right enough so that the ILLUSION OF PERFECTION would have been the initial impression, rather than being immediately slapped in the face by unexcusably obvious mistakes.
Again, I don't know why it is that so many things that COULD have EASILY been first rate with VERY LITTLE OR NO ADDITIONAL EFFORT OR EXPENSE end up being just average, or even less, and if you point out the flaws, people scream "THE PERFECT _____WOULD COST TOO MUCH, CAN'T BE DONE, WOULD LOSE MONEY" ad nauseam. NOBODY is looking for a "perfect" model...just a level of 'good-enough' that really IS GOOD ENOUGH.