It’s just happened to me few minutes ago when i plan to buy a wordpress template for my website.
I already pick a good looking theme, nice design, awesome color combination, great feature, and easy to set up. But then i chat with a someone in a forum that he can help me building a worpress theme. So i give it a try with this man, i told to him what i eant on that theme, how it supposed to look, the color to use, the widget, and other feature. And he is surprising me with his own made theme. Its about 2 times better than a theme that i planed to buy before.
So, high or expensive price is not a quarantee for a better product, sometimes a cheape ones is lot better than an expensive ones.
The more you search, the more you will find, the more you will get.