I partially aggree. I am sure that iDSD mini will worth its' money, but i am sure there is a way to trickle down the price by cutting out some features.
For example, practically all iDSD DACs ( iDSD nano, iDSD mini and iDSD micro) have a headphone amplifer, a 3D circuit, and a battery.
Some of us, don't ever listen to the headphones.
Really I don't care about ommitting the battery (if the sound is as good with any usual external power supply) if the DAC is not portable (from the self-powered point of view).
Thus, some would instead prefer a much cheaper reference smallish desktop product with an ordinary external power supply, quality capacitors for current stabilisation, a femto crystal, a usb-in, a coaxial spdif in, an HDMI-in, playback of all formats (DSD,DXD,CD,mp3, etc), maybe X-bass, and 4 Burr Brown chips pcm 1793 instead of 2.
That solution would dust a lot of DACs out there, and at the same time should be much cheaper than it is now, increasing the performance/value ratio even further.