I think perhaps he is not quite on the same plane of existence as the rest of us....
And yet people will still inevitably buy it. :x
It's a good source of money for Mr. Altmann. -.-
I was about to say....don't startle the Tera horde!
This is not the place for the long and exhausting discussion that would follow.
Parts are nothing without his assembly code fine-tuned to generate magic driving those non-expensive parts (and good luck replicating that expensive assembly code).
By the way, why is everyone surprised Charles would set that high price? He clearly thinks (and quite a few owners across the locked threads agree) that he has the best hi-end portable player.
If this is the case why would he allow AK120 (or anything else) to be priced higher than TP?
Or perhaps he has a surprise in store for us and announces some killer new feature on new version of Tera on Jul 1 (maybe Christmas comes early in the shape of the killer 'pause' function few owners have been dying for ).
Anyhow, I'm waiting for my TP to arrive - if it's even close as good as I think it will be I may be kicking myself for not ordering one extra (got to take advantage of those student discounts ).