I do "want it right", Gunnut. But "right" is based on the totality of the circumstances. I wanted a left-handed action, and most manufacturers don't want to hear it. I didn't want to spend too much, because I'm just getting started in rifle shooting and I don't know what I'm doing yet. Remington says "Come on in, join the party. At the bottom of the line." That's the best offer a hard world had for me.
I would have liked that rifle to be closer to perfect, or "right", because knowing those shims are there bugs me, it messes with my sense of order! But in my opinion it's not reasonable to expect much more out of a made-in-the-U.S.A. rifle that cost $700. For me, it is a matter of having realistic expectations.
I have had a hard life. My hopes and dreams and fantasies about a near-perfect world were shattered decades ago. I look in the mirror, and I say "I look like a puddle of dog puke!", and I'm not kidding. But this is as close to "right" as my experience allows for, so I try to live with it gracefully.
I have to live in the world the way it is today, not the way I might like it to be!