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Also since it only costs 35gp or so a year for a full-time housekeeper, then there doesn't seem a need for the wealthy to invest in really expensive magical housekeeping equipment.
Hmm. A thought occurs to me. It might seem that way to a human, but a member of a longer lived race could see it differently. An elf, for example, could have to shell out several times what a human would for a given service over the course of a lifetime. Looking at it like that, it might make sense to have to shell out money once and sit back and let it pay for itself. It would cost more at first, but it would be cheaper in the long run.
I think that the humanocentrism of Golarion shows in how this topic is handled. Humans are by far the dominant race, and humans rarely live longer than 100 years without some kind of artificial prolonging of the lifespan. Humans can have grand vision, but on the whole we tend to be focused on the here and now. In Eberron, by contrast, you have a culture where humans are not nearly as dominant, and where the demihumans are much more closely integrated (at least in some cases). Cultural osmosis can go in more than one direction. The demihumans of Khorvaire can be almost indistinguishable from humans culturally speaking, but it appears that they have taught the humans the value of long-term thought.