Philosophy Question.

I understand the importance of semi-rares in run, especially HC. But out of run is it not true that a SR is just an economic decision? If I need it, I can buy it, right? So if I eat a fortune cookie to ensure I can get a SR, isn't that the same as saying the profit from a fortune cookie is the mall price of the most expensive SR? If so then it is theoretically possible that reserving space for a fortune cookie (or eating one) is less profitable than using the space for something else?

I understand vcon is focused on aftercore but I am pondering how/if/when it replaces or supplements EatDrink for me.