I would sincerely doubt that no more than a small percentage of fine dining customers feel this way, if any at all. It just wouldn't make any sense to pay money for a product you thought was overpriced.
Among other things, fine dining involves the preparation of stocks and sauces not found at home or in casual eateries as well as access to meats and seafood not even available on a regular basis to casual or home diners. Add to that the hours of professional food preparation and layers of attentive service and you've now defined the fine dining experience. None of these services are free due to increases in payroll and food costs for premium ingredients. That does, of course, define fine dining as a luxury instead of an everyday expense.
Perhaps, some day, if you can afford it, you should try it. In the mean time, in my humble opinion, please re-read the "Subject:" sentence header.
Have a great day! :-)
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