Im not sure going MC would have saved any money as Crye control the use of that pattern, which is no different than paying for Hyperstealth (HS) to design a new pattern. The question is how much did Crye charge versus how much did we pay to HS. Im picking we didnt choose the most expensive option, let face it we never do which usually means we get the runner up.
Ive seen what each of the new MCU cost, and yes there have been some increases, the pants are one that is up the most, but that would be directly due to the extra work required as they are different to the current.
On the opposite end, the wet weathers have come down as they are now Event and not GT.