I agree with this 100%. I worked on the original Yahoo WDK (bought from konfabulator) on the first series 7 LED TV prototype TVs from Samsung. They sent a series of Men In Black esque guys to our London office to review the difficulties we were having with performance on the prototype headsets we had, and basically said 4 words to us before fucking off back to wherever they came from as if they were god like.
I asked them to bump the hardware (we're talking a 200mhz SOC with 16MB RAM) and they declined and told us once we'd written the software "if it works we'll bump the hardware".
Bit hard to write an impressive UI with transitions etc when dealing with 16MB RAM and a worse-than pentium embedded SOC architecture, arrogant c**ts.
Oh and they wanted me to go and work for them for half of my usual day rate just outside west London, in a shit hole of an area for the record. Almost like I should be appreciative in some way? No thanks.