It's actually true. The R&D with vinyl is nonexistent compared to modern digital media. There could be ways to cheapen the process but since the audience is a minimal fracture of cd pressing audience, it's not affordable to create new ways of doing it. There have been a few "revolutions" to the press process but still the biggest one remains to be moving from clay as raw material to plastic about 50 years ago.
Shit i dont know what i'm talking about... discuss!