old_expat - 6:48 am on Mar 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
Freelancers' rates are currently in flux as there is a huge shift going on in the market. The old rule that "you get what you pay for" no longer applies. Sometimes you pay peanuts and get quality. Sometimes you pay gold and get rather moldy peanuts.
That tired old cliche always made me cringe. A bit like fingernails on a chalkboard. But your twist has hit the target dead center.
BTW, I have bought my share of both. :)