Well here is the flip side to that. Ceramic is easier to maintain, and as mentioned, it will wear off. If you are anal about scratches in your paint, and they will happen, removing them from a ceramic coating can be expensive. So for $1,500/$2,000 for a ceramic coating you can have your car paint corrected to perfection 3or 4 times over a much longer period of time than you could ever get out of one ceramic coating. I detail and also maintain all of my cars and trucks by myself, BUT only my daily drivers get ceramic spray/wax coating for longevity factors, not shine. Pictured below are my two show cars, neither has any ceramic on them, just lots of love and high end wax, and yes I do drive them, just not daily. So for me to remove scratches is a piece of cake, if they were ceramic coated I would have to remove the ceramic, fix the scratch, then reapply ceramic . The market now is ease of use, with long term shine and less maintance, but there are still some outstanding waxes out there without the need and expense of a full blown ceramic coating. for a less expensive way out,Spray on ceramic coating after a full paint correction should get you at least 8 months of protection and reapply from there, a good high end wax should get you 4 or 5 months, so it really matters as to your own preferences and how you maintain your vehicles.