It's all relative. You can say the same exact things about any item that people enjoy spending money on. "It's just a shirt. Why shop at H&M when you can get something for so much cheaper at Wal-Mart?" "It's just a car. Why buy a Volvo when you could just get a Honda for much cheaper?" "It's just a bass. Why buy an MTD when you could get a nice Fender for so much cheaper?" Etc. etc. And before you say "well, the bass is noticeably higher quality" or whatnot, the vast majority of people would have no clue what the difference was.