I totally agree. It's almost as easy to make it as it is to open the jar and heat it up. My most basic sauce has only three ingredients - High quality canned tomatoes cooked with half a pealed onion (kept whole and removed at the end) and a couple tablespoons of butter stirred in at the very end. I got the recipe from somewhere and it s foolproof. Any additions (garlic, herbs, meat) just make it better. Even the very best canned sauce isn't anywhere close to as good imho.