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  1. Sincerely, I apologize if this creates too much commotion, there already has been so much hubaloo about this already. Jim, forgive me if this is redundant of what is already in the Porsche thread... but this question burns me and I dont want to infiltrate the Porsche thread anymore with what is below. I don't understand the commotion about the new Porsche price tag. Is this a case of members just being emotional or is there some objective grounds for the frustration? This is nothing in-depth, I am moving offices and therefore don't have access to my stats software and am too lazy to really calculate anything (not to mention really small sample) but check out the large sets in the past seven years or so of price per piece values..... AROCS 8.2 42009 8.4 Uh-40 9.8 Heavy L helicopter 13.4 24 hour race car 10.7 Crwler crane 10.7 Crgo plane 10.8 Volvo 15.3 Grand prix 11.4 Service truck 10.2 9396 11.4 9397 10.7 9398 15.1 8070 9.4 8043 17.8 8053 7.8 Tractor with trailer 9.1 ( I only went back seven years or so... going back further inflation really would begin to make a difference) I don't really see anything out of the ordinary. The price tag of the Porsche looks like normal variation to me. Yes, most of the above sets have PF. But not all. In fact, the Grand Prix racer (42000) didn't and its PPP value is actually HIGHER (11.4) than the Porsche (11.1). You didn't hear all the clamor about that set as you do with the Porsche. Same with 9396. Higher than the Porsche and no PF functions. No licensing, no special packaging, nothing. Yet, per piece, it was more expensive. All the HL Helicopter has for PF is a battery box and M motor and it costs 13.4 center PP. Take away those items (lets assume fair value is $10 for battery box and 8 for the motor) and you have a price of 11.7 PP. Quite a bit more than the Porsche. The Volvo Loader, which we all agreed was expensive.... was 15.3 PP. But chock-full of PF right? So that justified the price tag--- right? Well, even if we took away ONE-FOURTH of its price tag... (like 62.50) ... its PPP would still be higher than the Porsche (249.99-62.50 = 187.49 / 1636 = 11.5). Similarly, you can take away over one-third of the price tag of 8043 and it would still be more expensive (according to PPP) than the Porsche. Is it possible that we are over-reacting a bit to the pricing? Is it possible that we are looking at a social phenomenon versus something where there is objective evidence to support the price hype?