In most cases, you truly get what you pay for.
Time is often the most precious thing of all. I find myself willing to spend more and more money to save time or improve the quality of the time I spend.
Whenever I balk at the price of something premium, my beautiful wife reminds me "Would you expect a company to pay a recent grad the same amount they pay you to do the same job? Why not?"
She's right. Paying to fast-forward to the future - especially for a company - can be the difference between wasting enormous amounts of capital, life force and time on a failure and winning the proverbial lottery.
Hire great people. Listen to them. Ask them the right questions. Hustle.