My issue with the op is that he said the LEs will be selling for more after release. That's doubtful.
It's already shown the LEs are not sold out, people are trying to get away from them. Also after release people will be selling HUO low play games for a discount.
Only 2 maybe 3 LEs have gone up in value that is Tron LE and AcDc LE and possibly Metallica. Case can be made that BSM and LOTR LE as well, but more LEs do not go up in value than do, so claiming that MMR LE will go up in value is pure speculation.
MM is trying to sell 1000 which is a high number at a high price and the regular editions are the same game except for shaker and trim.
IMO the moment PPS announced they were going to make regular editions, the LE editions lost a lot of value since there was not any inventive to buy a LE anymore. I contend if PPS wants to sell any regular editions they will have to lower the price on the regular or throw in a shaker and trim kit because otherwise it's a better deal to buy a HUO used LE for a $1000 discount down the road.