Originally Posted by woodrivertroutbum
I will take the Hyundai over the Mercedes. Something about having a reliable vehicle.
The reason their reels are so expensive is the same reason their clippers are $50 or even $100 with a pattern on them. It is simply because people will pay it.
There's another aspect to this.
Porsches and Ferraris and Nikon D4s and Abel reels will do things that lesser brands or models just won't do.
The question then becomes "Is it worth it to pay for one of those? Will I be able to drive my Ferrari to the max that it can do? Do I really need a camera that can take 10 frames/second, all day, every day?"
This of course ignores the "But I can afford it, and I want it" aspect