The implication was that the ability to develop systems quickly was a necessary evil. Sure, if you really MUST deliver a system quickly, I guess we'll need to have that capacity, but really, we'd much prefer to take our time.
That just seems upside down to me.
Shouldn't the fast, inexpensive approach be the default? And sometimes, if we really have to take a long time & spend a lot of money, we should have the capacity for doing so. But shouldn't that be the exception rather than the rule?