I'm really having a hard time to even phrase the sentence I'm looking for, sorry!
Examples would include:
A programmer telling someone he wrote a small piece of code directly in assembly instead of C++ for increased performance.
Telling someone you could have used duct tape, which would have been quick and easy, but chose fiberglass for a longer lasting solution.
In general, the person is willing to sacrifice easy task execution in exchange for increased quality in the end result.
I'm not looking for someone to write a sentence for me, I'm looking for a common way of expressing something.