Just think: there will be a day when you pay $7200 for a pro. It's going to happen, and you know what: you're going to be conditioned for it, you're going to do it, you're going to incessantly complain about it, and then in the end, you're still going to like it when they drain you of your money for a product of identical or sub-par quality from the year 2014 or so with a $2000+ price increase.
Jaws, Muppets, Led Zeppelin, GNR, - whatever white hair, old man completely irrelevant "dream theme" you can think of - you'll pay the price you complain about, you'll get behind that keyboard with that courage anonymity and curse Stern or JJP's name and their business practices, and then in mid-rant something like AIQ will get announced and you won't be able to open your mouth or other pucker holes wide enough to take it.
Soon, toppers will cost as much as a JM in 2012, and you'll pay it.
You know why?
You can't help it.
It's your drug.
Pay the price, or shut your wallet and make them change.
But you won't.
You need your fix.
Year after year. Nothing changes except the price of the product and this community's willingness to accept it.