I had this conversation with someone last night....even at a 3k delta it's not just money thrown away and an LE isn't "just paint" as some have said.
Quoted from Jj557:
Buying an LE now may be silly in terms of value but that absolutely has not always been the case. The price difference between Godzilla Premium and LE was $1500. For that price you got art blades, side armor, mirrored black glass, shaker motor, HD glass and better decals. While that doesn’t represent $1500 in value it’s fairly close and you were also getting rarity. When stern bumped the difference between models on Bond to basically flipper pricing it changed the value proposition significantly.