Or you could be less of a capitalist shill :) Just because they can do something doesn't mean they should. If less people were like you and actually were honest about the value of the system they would listen. Of course companies need to make money. But where do we draw the line? In my opinion it was two years ago. Believe what you want to believe but don't condescend when I'm observing it from an arguably more critical POV than you are. This hardware should have had a price drop ages ago. They are only now doing it to get rid of stock (at the price it should've been for two years but they chose to milk everyone instead). "Rolling with the status quo" is why we are in the mess we're in today. All people care about is supply and demand with no regard for anything else. This is obviously just an example in isolation. There are far worse things when one extrapolates further. I'm just saying this thinking is part of the problem.