My question is: does it generally cost a bit more to produce Technic pieces than regular System bricks?
The reason I ask is because a lot of folks have been complaining about the increase in prices (price/brick ratio). Of course, LEGO is obviously dealing with an increase in production costs across the board. However, I've noticed that in the past couple of years, LEGO sets are gaining more and more play features and moving parts, virtually all of which are reliant on an increased use of Technic pieces. So does this also factor into the increase in prices?