Maybe we’re just not defining ‘better’

Better, as a concept, is usually only seen as the top of the pyramid, tip of the iceberg, point of the needle, etc. Whatever metaphor you throw at it, most people latch on to one or two very specific things, and if those conditions are met, the thing is considered better, and usually in a pretty narrow context.

This isn’t bad, per se; it’s just how we’re conditioned. But it‘s almost always incorrect. Cars that are more expensive are considered to be better, and most people would quietly attach ‘always’ in there somewhere. What about repair and maintenance costs…