Kuan, I agree 100% with the comparison to PC's. My first computer that I bought back in 1983 was a TI-99/4A. It had a stainless steel case, cost TI something like $134 to build, and they finally ended up selling them for $49.
The expansion box was built like a piece of German stereo equipment, all metal, but the technology was obsolete way back in 1983 when I bought into it.
Now I'm pretty set on replacing my computer every three or four years, mostly because the same $600, spent on a new PC every few years, will buy me a computer that won't be obsolete for another few years.
For me to spend $4000 for a state of the art machine that will be worth under $1000 within a year is bad economy, to me anyway. How many people on this board will pony up $300K for a handbuilt Maybach, vs buying a nice S-class for $75K and then trading it after a few years? The Maybach is nicer, but is it worth $225K more?
Lehigh Valley PA USA
73 Olds 88, 72 MB 280SE, 78 Datsun 280Z, 71 T-Bird, 72 Olds 88, 83 Nissan Sentra, 85 Sentra, 73 230.6, 91 Integra, 83 300SD, 91 Volvo 940GLE wagon, 84 300SD, 95 Subaru Legacy L wagon, 02 Mountaineer, 91 300TE, 08 Murano, 2007 R320CDI 4Matic 52K, some Hyundai, 2008 BMW 535xi wagon all gone... currently
2007 Honda Odyssey Touring, 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring