I am a serious cuber, and I agree with everything you say. However, teraminxes and rare, you can get them at this website for like $2000.00 (A rip-off!), but you can also get some on eBay for about $90 + $20 shipping. (No stickers included, unless you find one that does include them, they will usually not apply them for you.)
Also, I really want faster shipping! I got my v-cube collection from GREECE in a week, and I ordered a rubik's 2x2 here and it is coming in 1-2 weeks, and there coming from CANADA!