It depends on the priorities of the manufacturer. Visconti to me is like a Lamborghini/Ferrari. It's expensive, beautiful, stylized, loud, exciting, uses unusual materials, and it will probably require more maintenance/care than other pens/cars. In the same vein, a Pilot/Sailor/Platinum could be equated to a Toyota/Honda/Mazda as reliable, no-fuss, and affordable. A Pelikan/Montblanc could be compared to a Mercedes/BMW/Audi with their elegant design, perfectly engineered function and look, and above average prices.
You just have to decide what tier you want to go for. I think, based on the excitement and feeling my Visconti pens bring me, they're totally worth the occasional need for warranty servicing. But I completely understand that's not what everyone wants out of their pen.