…Pair nickels and dimes us for add-ons like installing Subversion ($50). That’s a lot of money for something we could do ourselves if we just had the access, and this used to grate on me. Now, however, I have a different mindset: we’re paying a sysadmin in discrete chunks. He gets $50 for his task and we know it will be done right.
The mindset change generally coincides with the shift from having more time to having more money – your time becomes much more valuable at that point.