If I had paid that amount I would feel a little better although I purchased from Price Japan and with no discount offer for a tidy sum of $830AUD,
so you can understand where I'm coming from. At that price I demand Sony supply top of everything, cpu, screen etc.
This is part of Sony's business model to keep you coming back.
You don't seem to be willing to accept that you can't have the top of everything without compromises. You want top CPU, screen, etc? You'll get an Xperia-sized unit which will leave the majority of consumers thinking they may as well get the phone instead. That's not what Sony were aiming to do. They were aiming to create a well-featured audio player with the primary focus being SQ while maintaining a small form factor and long playback time.
You don't get that combination with a top CPU and screen.
"If it sounds good to you, that's all that matters. " - Artstar