+1. the only exception i see to this is if there's a particular cut of a strain that helps an individual in a way that no other strain does. even then, through a solid phenohunt of some regular genetics, or personal chucking, one can likely get pretty damn close to what they need without shelling out a mortgage payment for literally a cutting off a plant. this shit ain't rose bushes or apple trees people.
a healthy mother plant literally replenishes clone stock within a couple weeks, it doesn't take years of cultivation under highly controlled parameters to produce those cuttings, unlike apple trees and rose bushes. there is no rootstock grafting
or other time-consuming processes involved. it's pretty damn easy to keep mother plants happy and healthy, and even easier to take a pair of scissors to her, and less than two weeks to create a new plant from a cut.
it's simply not worth what people want to say it's worth. if anyone wants to pay me $500 for a cut off one of my mother plants right now, and in two weeks i'll take another $500 of your money for another cut just to drive this idea home.