I think it's subjective to a certain degree. Lots of people make FSG in their own kitchen and have great success others don't want to take the time to make it so they don't mind paying for it. Like you jilli FSG does nothing special for me so it does seem
very expensive considering how inexpensive it is to make it and how generous you have to be with it. I also got a sample of her smoothie condish, it wasn't anything special and for $20 I want it to blow me away!
I've gotten similar results from my $5 EO condish or the $3 LVPNG that she was replacing after it was discontinued. To each their own, right? But truthfully, I feel better about paying for quality, lab made products like Curl Junkie then home made stuff, but that's just me