Welcome to this forum, saoir - I am a "junior member" myself.
I completly agree with you.
It is a shame such a big mistake is being made in this industry.
In the end, if publishing houses do not change their attitude, I will not feel much sorry for their fate.
Let's hope things can change in the near future. But, as you, I am not holding my breath...
Meanwhile, we'll just have to really dig in the web to find the best possible price - one that is not completly insulting.