You are a pioneer. Without folks like you, we would never learn about Shure 1840s because they'd never make it to market.
For me the trouble is I couldn't find them for $300 used (like the SD650s which I did buy at that price). Now they will compete nicely with the Sennheiser and maybe they'll both come down.
Mine were $499 (not $500) and with free shipping and no sales tax by the way.
You can get a medium slurpee or big gulp or a hot dog at 7/11 for a dollar btw.
Think about it.