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Indeed, the Vancian magic system is basically set up to keep magic fresh and novel...if it's not just handed out like candy. The DM who lets his Wizard buy a scroll of Time Stop at the corner store has no one to blame but himself if his players don't experience any wonder in the face of such power.
Well, himself and the Core rules themselves, which explicitly hand out new spells like candy. Two free spells per level, plus dirt cheap scrolls (comparatively) per the rulebook prices, with easy availability in the corner store based on the settlement item limit guidelines printed right there in the book.
Yes, the DM can houserule all that otherwise. I just disagree that "blame the DM for following the rules" is necessarily a really good precedent to set.