Here we go. Let's see how long this thread can go before it gets nasty. But I would really like an explanation. How can someone justify spending, let's say, $1000 on a tripod. Before someone makes the analogy about automobiles, cameras, etc., we are talking about three legs, about 6 pieces, lately made of carbon fiber. I don't understand what justifies the super high prices. I can see a few hundred dollars, without head, maybe, but $800-$1000? Come on. I don't get it.