I personally don’t like the idea that high end means better or more playable. I have played some “high end” stuff that just felt sterile to me, and played some “beginner” or “low end” basses that made me say “wow, this is a nice playing bass!” I will say the fit and finish tends to be better on higher end stuff, and if you are in to specific woods with really nice grain then you will have to dig through the pile of mass manufactured ones to find the really good looking woods. I also think a lot of the basses people really laid as being superior are weird looking seem over engineered or over thought on the shapes and contours. price doesn’t equate to being the best bass for anyone. You just have to go play a bunch. To each their own, if a sadowsy floats your boat then play it. If a squier bronco is your go to, well then play that sucker. I won’t judge you for it either way.