All true James. Worth it to said buyers, buyers fortunate enough to have the required disposable income.So if company A start rising the prices of their turntable once the turntable becomes popular, but loads of people still buy said turntable, then obviously the turntable must be worth that amount to said buyers.
Now I'm no socialist (far from it) but it concerns me that, for financial reasons, more people than necessary will be denied the benefit of company A's products.
You could argue that's the way it's always been. If you can't afford quality, tough luck.
But it doesn't have to be that way.
You may be too young to remember the original Nad 3020 amplifier.
It was arguably the most influential hi-fi product there's ever been. It was a revelation to many, giving them a first taste of quality at what you might have described as an artificially low price, when compared to the competition.
It was massively popular. They could easily have had the 'Let's charge what people think it's worth' (or 'let's charge what we can get away with' as I prefer to call it) attitude - but they didn't.
Their lack of greed paid off for them, loads of us consumers and, ultimately, other manufacturers, by introducing laymen to quality audio.
One thing is for sure though, If I owned a company, I'd be happy if all my customers were as loyal and accepting as you.