I haven't found that to be true. Where are you shopping lately? I've long been a Banana Republic fan, but I can see the future of that may be changing. The overpriced pants that I've bought the Banana have tended to be a good value over time as they were durable and low care (lots of wrinkle free apparrel).
Recently, though I've found Target has got their stuff together and I'm finding they are definitely my go to for pants, especially jeans.