for fixing a pothole in a normal roadway you would need a digging machine, asphalt machine, steamroller machine, and people to drive all the machines.
Where do they fix potholes like that? Here in Alberta, its just two dudes, one driving the pickup with cold mix in it and the second with a spade putting the cold mix in the hole. They then back the pickup over the cold mix to pack it down a bit.
Otherwise, I have to agree with you.