At the last basketball game, the coach put in some second-string players with about 2 minutes before the half. They got the job done, but were not as productive as those who had started.
I thought of this difference when I was looking at my eyeglasses. I recently purchased two new pair of glasses* and it has occurred to me that I have a starter pair and a second stringer. My previous two pair were interchangeable — both first stringers that I could use depending on the color scheme of the day. Not so much with these two. One is practical; one is fun and I find that I have far more occasions to wear the serious-looking pair. Inadvertently, I got a starter and a second-stringer. Both are worthy of making the team, but perform different functions.
Don’t expect that your whole team will always be versatile starters. Most teams need a second string to relieve and to support the A players, to make practices workable and to allow for a few special teams. There is an appropriate role for the second string, and they can contribute much to the overall organization.
Think about this when you are hiring or purchasing something for your use. There are certain items or positions that you need to fill with the very best you can afford, but you can round that out with others and achieve your goals without hitting all three-pointers.