No, it's not. I mean, it might be for you, and that's alright, but I wouldn't go ahead and assume that for the majority of fans. It might be nice to be a little more open-minded here.
Right now, the average TLG constraction set is pretty terrible, and these bootlegs are much more creative and versatile as per the ones that folks have been reviewing; typically, both the individual parts and the completed model are better. If the plastic quality is comparable, as some have been claiming, paying more isn't too far out for me.