"never ending frustration"
If you can deal with canted sights that don't allow enough adjustment to zero the rifle, or a poorly opened magwell that prevents proper feeding, more power to you (or you have very low standards of what to expect out of an AK). I assume most would find this frustrating, and Century's poor 1-year warranty (which starts from date of manufacture) is not comforting.
Of course, as I already stated, a good WASR works as well as any other AK, and I personally have nothing against them.
With prices of nicer rifles such as the new O-PAP dropping below $600 (and unconverted Saigas starting to show up again near the $500 mark), I would not personally pay much over $500 for a WASR.