I'm not sure I completely agree with you
I see lots of front end kits on rockauto for vehicles which I know to be fairly reliable, and NOT eat up arms, bushings, ball joints, etc.
I see those kits as offering "peace of mind" . . . kind of like the complete timing belt kits, which include the belt, idler, tensioner, water pump and all the seals. I install those kits on my personal vehicles, and I know for a fact there are no major problems with those engines