is the price they get for the quality you can't see. A friend put in new "very expensive brand name" and "a name you often see on home improvement shows" cabinets. Those great displays that you see in the big boxes make it difficult for you to climb under the cabinets and to take out drawers to really see what's going on. When he saw all the particle board, he tried to take them back--unsuccessfully.
The light glows brighter as to why we see so many posts from people that want to paint their old cabinets, eh?