When I first started using Pololu for SMT stencils, your pricing was very reasonable at $25 for an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet for $25. This allowed a few small stencils to be made from one sheet and was very cost-effective. I even recommended you in my SMT soldering Instructable (http://www.instructables.com/id/Extreme_Surface_Mount_Soldering/). I considered Pololu as an enabler for the hobbyist doing SMT work. Your new pricing is very disappointing. The stencil would cost significantly more than the circuit board! I can no longer recommend you at all.
I’m sorry you have made this decision.