Thanks for that honest reply Harry. I think gadgeting is a serious enough reason to splurge, I've done it enough in the past!
You point to something else here but in the same vein. The original price set for the Kindle device of $50 was an attempt to frame customers in a captive market but the latest revisions in the order of $400-$500 might signify a larger array of choices for customers. Maybe what you are suggesting lies somewhere in there.