Basically it's my opinion that they know that 99% of owners customize their interiors - so whatever they put in as standard will usually be replaced within a year or two by people wanting something different.
They do seem to try to make things LOOK attractive rather than be durable though don't they? It's the way of the world I'm afraid.
Oh well, we DO try to beat the dealers down below MSRP don't we? I call it "saving for replacement curtains" One thing to consider - if you sew it's hard to justify it as "saving" money by making clothing instead of buying ready made - and a lot of ready made is pretty durable for the cost. The BIG exception IS upholstery and custom curtains... these things are Pricey, pricey, pricey! Remember that a sewing machine IS a power tool. Even if you are a guy, many sewing centers offer courses in basic sewing and upholstery/slipcovering. Catch nice fabric on sale and you can have a custom interior that costs about 25% of what an upholstery shop would charge.
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.