You really can't expect a whole lot for the price IMO. You typically get what you pay for with most things.
To put it into perspective, the barrels I use cost more than many of their entire rifles. Locks I run are comparable in price to their rifle prices.
Once I got away from production flintlock rifles, my eyes were opened. Not that they can't or won't work....but they really aren't designed or made great.
Problem is, many guys don't wanna pay for quality. Especially once they have bad experiences with lower quality guns. Guys have accuracy issues, ignition issues etc and then ready misconceptions online or hear it from their buddies and they THINK that's what flintlocks are all about. Reality is, a flintlock with a quality lock and built properly is an extremely deadly weapon. Not some inaccurate, goes off once in a while rifle that many guys believe they are.
It's unfortunate and IMO hurts the flintlock industry and the season. Those negative experiences have a tremendous impact....