They get very little love when they pull off a good price. I get that that used to be the raison d'etre for Massdrop, so it's just what some folks expect of Drop.
That's human nature and not really anything had to figure out, but at the same time, it's worth a quick reframe.
This is the internet. I buy things from around the world, we all do. If the floor expectation for Drop is that they must have the best price people can find, they're essentially telling Drop 'Have the best price available anywhere or GTFO'.
Many retailers occasionally have a deal where they aren't making money, or are even losing a tiny bit per sale, because they want to pull people into the store or website where they are likely to also buy other things, allowing the retailer to recover their overall loss. This is perhaps most famous on Black Friday but the truth is that it happens with some frequency throughout the year, and in some stores, is always happening. It can also happen with coupons or coupon codes, with the idea being that it's worth offering a discount if in the end you attract a lot more people to the store to do their spending. So sometimes to have the best price on the internet, you have to beat someone's loss leading price, AND a coupon code from a third party like an influencer -- in other words, you have to lose more money on the deal than even those people are willing to lose.
No one has a loss leading deal like this on their entire inventory ever, though. They sell their other stuff at the suggested retail price, or close to it, or with some sort of deal worked out with the supplier that kicks them back some money somehow, all of which allow them a fair bit of profit even when the loss leaders are accounted for.
So people are just kind of casually expecting Drop to beat prices that those sellers are losing money on, on everything they sell, or they're going to give 'em an earful about how the price is two bucks and twenty seven cents cheaper at Arse Mart with the DNGLBRY coupon code. And when something like this is listed, none of those guys are running in going 'hey that's a good price, wtg Drop!'
The reality is that if Drop is to have any hope at all of having the best price on some items, it's going to be selling others for a few bucks more a pop. I'm not interested in being in the business of lead blocking for Drop, they can stick up for themselves, but as far as I can see this is simply inevitable for reasons of basic economics.