Nah, you just had no way of marketing that trash and convincing all the youngins to spend all their money on junk!The description was priceless!:
"Sabian's new 2" Pie Hats really put the "trash" in trashy! The price tag may be high, but they have a beautiful crisp, dark sound, getting out of the way almost instantly for the rest of your groove. A perfect addition to any kit."
When I was a broke teenager, I'd make my own cymbals from sheet metal. Funny thing is, many of those early attempts are common now in the stack configs I see.
Maybe I was onto something & didn't know it. ;-)