That said, the main reason why pretty much all retail audiophile stores push Grado hard is because Grado gives incredibly huge margin for retailers. It's incomparable to other brands, thus most of stores only carry Grado headphones in general. This also means, YOU, the customer, get far less for what you pay too.
Alll retailers get around 30 -35%. How do think Razoraudio can give 20% discount with almost all headphones they sell without making a profit? Does it surprise you? Grado has an strict policy as well as sennheiser, shure and others well known brands.
No, I am absolutely not surprised at all. Maybe you should reread my post again.
And no, you have no idea how ridiculous Grado is since you are relatively new to this forum, but people from early 2000 know all kinds of the drama that made this forum too exciting. :P