Re post 2: A lot of short sighted people buy a price. The item looks good when new, and costs less, makes impressive claims; That's all that counts.
Re post 4: I recently spent 5 weeks in the Carlsbad/San Diego area. Since when have lazy stinking, and I do mean stinking bums become "homeless people"? They're lazy bums. They're perfectly capable of taking a shower, getting a job, and becoming contributing members of society. They wouldn't get off their ass to cook a steak, even if you did give them $90.
Now in Mr Daughtery's, aka Dr Suspention's defense, a lot of the VFR guys think he does good work, and is well worth his prices. Personally, I have no experience with his stuff, and I would deal with him only if Ohlins didn't what I wanted.
In LDH's defense, (as if he can't defend himself! Lol) When you buy an Ohlins or other top quality anything, when it's time to sell, it retains it value much more, therefore is cheaper in the long run. Plus for some, there's the pride of ownership.