I disagree, but then again I like playing Gregtech in minecraft, and am looking forward to similar mods for Satisfactory
Also that's how it works in Fortresscraft Evolved another logistics game where it's 2x more expensive to craft my hand. Sure it's annoying, but that's the point! In satisfactory the unlocks are cheap enough for the first 6 stages it's easier to hand craft to unlock something then to set up automation. Only when you thing ahead to the next thing does it make more sense to spend that time hand crafting to set up automation instead.