I have purchased Premium skins many times in the past, and have also paid a much higher price for a Bespoke Commission of a WB,(already planning my second) am i happy, YOU BET. Our Master Skinners have a Skill Set I do not have ,so for me , I Pay for there work. As an IT Pro, when i am out of town working and staying in small Hotels or B+Bs, i always carry a 5TB Hard Drive. Many times the owner, after hearing what i do for a living, can ask me to look at there Machines (usually something fixed quickly), when i have fixed there PC issues they offer me free stays in there Hotels , this is something Mrs Naroon loves, and time spent doing repairs keeps me out of The Bar, another thing Mrs Naroon loves. My time is not free, just like our Master Skinners.
Bottom line for me is, If i cannot trade my Time for theirs, or i need something they have spent time creating, I Pay in one shape or another. Nobody forces me to do this, at the end of the day, my and their time is valuable. If i think the asking price may be too high i try to first negotiate (if that is at all possible), if that fails, i either pay or walk away.
If we do not support our Master Skin Makers, they will just give up, and that would be a Loss to all who love to customise Their Machines, This can not happen. Staring at the boring MS standard Desktop would have me reaching for my Wallet in a Heartbeat. None of our Master Skinners are getting Rich doing this, It's their passion so deserves Payment.