It doesn't take thousands of dollars. It doesn't even take huge amounts of creativity. It just takes a small amount. You just have to use a little bit of imagination. Paying to "develop content"? Don't be ridiculous!
Whose fault is that? It's not the www's responsibility. You made your choices and you have to live with them.
What gives you the right to take up someone else's (read: "a lot of people's") time just because you don't have sufficient creative talent to get by without wasting other people's resources?