There is some right in it. But we still have good high end plugins here, that are top rated. Look at Predator, Antidote, TSAR-1, Fet-Compressor, RP-Verb... And they cost sometimes even 50% of price of VST version.
I don't know if plugin producers are satisfied of their Rack Plugin sell/income, but if I can have their plugins 30-50% cheaper in Reason than in other DAWS? I'm delighted ^^
Time has changed abit, I know that everyone wants to sell their product at maximum price. But there is realy a lot of good stuff around, and music production tools are avaiable for everyone for one monthly payment check you have more than enough. In the past it was not possible.