I've been buying C units of WEST since 1980 or '81.
Seems like the price has more than doubled!!!!
Oh, wait, that's 40 years ago......
Seriously, it does seem like current price might be a larger than normal step since last purchase a couple years ago.
But not scalper rates. OTOH I know there are resins that at least a few years ago were near half the cost of WEST at the time.
We all make our choices including our own knowlege, familiarities, comfort zone, prejudices, and superstitions.