Well, many people have voiced their arguments for it's pricing. You aren't changing your mind. That IS your prerogative, but it does sound like you're just sore, that you can't get one. This is a Koennigseg/Veyron of the lens world.. or a Zonda/Aventador/ Maclaren SLR, whatever. Yes, you can go buy a Vette or Viper, and get 3/4+ the performance of the machines, for under a 10th the price.. but, that extra 25% does make a difference.
**** Since you seem to want to make this about cars, i had to use your analogies, in order for you to have a glimpse of hope, of understanding.****
I perfectly understand with and without cars. No, I am not getting this lens and I was not even thinking about it. I was browsing for something else, saw the rumor, saw the price and was simply surprised what makes this lens so expensive.
For this lens to be Zonda, it has to be at least F/2.8.....at F/4 it is still an Audi A8 at best.