Yes this is true and I'm sure my setup is pretty weak compared to payed DJs . and I must say I spend 500 and up just to go do the free event . I have over five grand just in software n music . tons of budget lighting and low end speakers. I try not to have high dollar setup since I am mostly outdoors . if I wanted to I could dump a ton of cash and build a custom trailer to be dry and dust free . I do have a custom 67 Chevy c30 Rv that is my winter dj booth .I don't use it much since the truck is only 1 of 4000 made by Chevy . So yes payed events deserve hi end product .and cost are high so I will keep mine mostly ghetto . for now.