Sometimes punters need to step outside, of their conform zone. Punting about, taking a chance (a punt) IMO
How they chose to do that (within reason), is up to them.
Over time I've learned that expectations (when punting) are best left at the door (before I start), when possible.
Although fine in principle and in every day life too, very difficult in the punting world when money is involved. With my finances I am not sure I can afford this luxury. I think if my circumstances were different then I probably would take a few more "chances"
Do you go to a casino expecting to win on roulette or for some other reason? On the rare occasions that I visit such places, my tendency is to go for stud poker, by which device I can make whatever money I have allocated for the evening's entertainment last longer while gambling than on most other tables. I don't expect to 'win' -- or even break even. I simply feel indifferent to the result. I enjoy the free or cut-price food and drink, the atmosphere (if it is a pleasant one) and compliment myself on the experience.
On occasion, I go to see a Romanian floosie who I know, almost beyond doubt, will overcharge me and provide sub-optimum service. There's one I've been to see twice. She really isn't very good at all. I amuse myself wondering what ridiculously awful thing she will try next. even going to a top provider, there is always the possibility that it will not be as good as the time before. Mostly I try to aim at 'slightly better than ok' and fifty percent of those might end up as 'quite a bit better than ok' if not exactly earth-shattering.
We too easily become like 3rd world visitors at a rather shitty second-hand car dealership. The money we pay seems a fucking fortune to what we would pay in Wongastan. We think, "it should at least work and get me where I want to go." We are influenced by the price thinking, "If I pay all that cash it must be pretty good really." And it isn't. It's just a second-hand piece of crap. But occasionally you can get lucky, even buying a second-hand car. Come to think of it, even new cars are not always that good, and our expectations then are even higher).
I've given up expectations on mobile phones as well. Whatever they tell you on the ads, whether it is iPhone or Android, the reality is that after a few months and you've tried all the wonderful gizmos, it's a piece of pissing hardware that can't be relied on to do things you really think it should do. If you buy it with that in mind, and still make do, it can seem less annoying.