Yeah, like colour banding, but splodgier, I mean, I’m sure it’s the same thing underneath. Any surface that’s largely one non-dark colour seems to potentially show it up, especially in lower-light situations.
Very true re: money/quality. I’ve seen a number of situations where people tried to replace 1-2 extremely skilled and hardworking people with a larger pool of “normal” people, and yeah, that doesn’t go well. Shit, even replacing a lazy person who has exceptionally in-depth knowledge and experience with say 2-3 “normal” and “qualified” people can end in a shambles sometimes.