Treats, DOS, Cranks, all the brick and mortar shops across the states are actually testaments to the fact that there is business to be had in mopeds.
If you're an enthusiast and AnGrY that people are making money of your hobby, you've put yourself in that situation.
Mopeds are a hobby, and as such they are non-essential. This is like people complaining about the rising cost of film and processing. No one is FORCING anyone to shoot film now, it's a luxury, so complaining about the price is ridiculous.