Few would disagree with the fact that manufacturers don't make much on their top end stuff. The truth is it's the bikes that cost what it costs to buy a budget car that are actually the best value. A Storck frame may cost a lot more than a Cannondale but I can assure you Cannondale make much more from the consumer than Markus Storck does.
You are assuming a direct inverse correlation between profitability for the manufacturer and value for the consumer.
That's simply not the case in any sector.
Walmart is/was hugely profitable etc.
High end products are not profitable because the volumes are small, and unless you really value the design/exclusivity they are usually not good value either.