I absolutely can't agree that the higher things cost, the harder it is for idiots to get involved.
There are a lot of stupid people out there with more money than sense.
It doesn't make a difference whether your gun is worth 150$ now vs 900$ now. An asshole with a 900$ is as big an asshole with a 150$ gun.
I've met a lot of down to earth people that have the bare minimum and I've encountered total geared up asshats. I don't necessarily think price point is a deterrent for people of lesser integrity.
I futz with V2s, V3s and V6s. I could be wrong... but probably, most likely not, as far as I know.