Sounds like you folks don't know the whole story about the BreakRAK.
First off, the product is guaranteed to please or your money back. In 19 years and thousands of BreakRAKs, no one has ever returned one.
Secondly, human beings learn precision motor skills via repetition. The break shot is NOT a repetitive shot in the game of pocket billiards, but it is the first shot and it is important.
I've sold thousands of BreakRAKs and lots of folks initially felt like some of you do, until they used one for a week and developed a good break shot. By the way, if you folks find an instructor that teaches the break shot, let me know...
As of 2020-02-29, the price is $299 for the standard BreakRAK model.
It is warranted for as long as you own it. I have some customers, who have had one for nearly 20 years.