Precisely. I have a Wen 2000 watt I bought off amazon a few years back for $600. I use it for when I go to car stereo shows, paired with a 12v power supply ($80) to keep the battery charged up and topped off.
The generator has been flawless, starts on first pull, is ridiculously quiet (just as quiet as the $1200 Honda) and sips gas. I have also used it to power my jobsite trailer while waiting for electricians to get me power. (lights, laptop, printer, ect. no heat or AC) and have run it for 8 hour days on less than a gallon of gas.
2010 sunset trail ST26RK, 2012 Nissan Titan SV crew cab, equalizer hitch