Do you have any examples of dishes where you prefer the cheaper simpler variety to a fancy rendition? My personal all time favorite food is Shells and Velveeta. I'll add some black pepper but it gets ruined when people try to fancy it up with other cheeses or mustard or whatever else. I've had a million fancy Mac 'n Cheeses and nothing compares. Another good example for me is a Grilled Cheese sandwich. You can keep your garlic or avocado or multigrain bread, give me white bread (wonder bread) and american cheese and nothing else comes close.