My definition of a low baller in my area is not a Compliant Contractor. You are very good at twisting words to fit your needs. I have legitimate contractors out here in my area that I respect very much and in no way would having stricter regulations affect them enough to go out of business. But the guy that buys a home depot pressure washer and works for pennies, those are the guys that with Stricter regulations would go bye bye.
I think you are missing the bigger picture... With more regulations, the cost of our service is driven up. The cost to us does not always correlate with the price we can charge.
Your last sentence is profound in understanding your stance...