Hi tenor, yes I think to some extent tha manufacturers are taking advantage of the fact that some people will always pay more just to have the latest and fastest technology. Also they tend to create a product and then the software designers will take advantage of it. The same has happened with processors. There are plenty of people who will happily pay over £500 for a 3.06ghz P4, while I would expect to build a complete computer for less than that. Of course those of us who have our feet closer to the ground reap the benefit of this high flying technology by buying products of the specification that was leading-edge a couple of years ago, that is adequate for most applications and at a much more sensible price.