Yes you are in the minority by far. I would love to work for a shop like that but none exist here so I went out on my own. It's hard - no question about it. It's all on me to get the work and keep the customers happy and as you know it's hard to hustle work and do the service at the same time...we wear many hats when we first start out!
I am glad to know there is another person with my outlook on employees here who is actually walking the talk; I wish you much fortune in your business as well as personal endeavors.
"I don't care what you could get it off the net for, they wont warranty it and neither will I"!
And if you don't like my "flat rate up front pricing" try and negotiate the price on that big mac you just bought pricing is exactly the same method!