Because of the long term decline in bicycling (although it seems like there has been a recent upsurge), it seems to me the state of the bicycle industry, as far as making workaday basic bikes, is pitiful.
A bike costing $600 should be useable out of the door, but as I found out, that is far from the case.
Parts such as tires, spokes and brakes are cheap and must be replaced on delivery.
Wheels are not put together correctly. I just discovered the bearings were packed wrong on my rear axle causing it to not turn freely. Hours of friction. Also the brake shoes were up so high they gripped the tire, not the rim! This is from a brand new factory bike!
Bike replair shops are terrible. The people who work there have no specific skills, They can't anayze a problem properly and don't put in the time to fully fix it. You have to do it all over again after getting the bike back. They will upsell you when there's no need to replace parts, or forget to tell you what you really should replace, or fail to align everything as it should.
We need a complete Revolution in Bicycling to reform manufacturing, sales and repair, and force out the waste, inefficiency and falsehoods.