...has anyone actually said that?
In response to Arrow
being an inexpensive show about a superhero...
NBC tried that. Didn't work out so good.
That's a direct
implication that because an inexpensive version didn't work, it CAN'T work, because it was a crap show about Wonder Woman, not that it was just a crap show, period.
So yes, people have said that. No matter how much they try to backpeddle now.