Yeah. That's one problem I have found with this group: cichlids are a major thing, and pros tend to view their fish as hobbies rather than pets. Not saying that they don't have massive regard for the welfare of their fish, but there isn't really a huge bunch of affection; I like fish that are 'pets'. Luckily, we do also get some great cories, Endlers, shrimp, rare plecos, ghost knives, elephant noses etc. The auctions do tend to move quickly enough. :)
LBF, if this was your tank, what would you do? Totally disregard the species I have atm.