In my experience money has nothing to do with quality of punt.
I'm much more discerning now I'm older and also would not pay the high prices some idiots (according to PN field reports) seem to
I have noticed this half hour/hour ratio which is slightly annoying for me because at present I will only opt for the half hour with a new punt. Having said that, I think £60-70 for good punt and full service seems a reasonable price at present. I do hope prices do fall even further though. In the normal world even £50 an hour is a good wage and kind of money only those with high qualifications could expect to earn