It's faster to make it yourself than it is to drive to the store, park, go inside to find it, stand in line to pay for it...I'd rather not go spend the money on it when mine tastes better and is less expensive to make. And I put two whole bulbs of roasted garlic in mine, so good! I also like a little tahini in mine.That´s two of us. I can´t see the problem in blitzing a can of chickpeas with fresh garlic, lemon juice and olive oil - or paying more for something that you didn´t season yourself. Still, everyone to their own - I´ve probably got more time on my hands that many others.