Brass is also reusable and the higher quality the brass is to start with the more times you can reload it. If you're only getting four or five loads on your "cheap brass" but 8-10 or more on your "expensive brass" that high end brass suddenly become much more reasonably priced.Cheap brass certainly has its place. All I use in woods guns and AR's usually. What does not make sense to me is to shoot a Premium bullet from a boutique manufacturer and handicap it with substandard components. The bullet and powder make up the majority of the cost of the load. I think cheap brass should be matched with other comparable components in quality. At least that is what I do.