it's always been that way. Back when a set of Snap On wrenches cost $100, a set of decent, home garage wrenches was $10 or 15.....Not saying what is right or wrong and perhaps the real price for professionals is different but it is a factor 10 X
There is no right or wrong. You put in your toolbox what you want, I'll use what I want. That said, I have snap on screwdrivers I bought when I started working as an aircraft mechanic in 1978 that were used virtually everyday. I just used one this afternoon on a motorcycle I'm working on. I've been retired for 3 years.
My father was a appliance mechanic for Sears. He got craftsman tools for free and was amazed, I didn't have to replace screwdrivers every year or so.