You have a very narrow and self-righteous point of view. Telling ML how to run their business, well, that's as misguided as when I read the financial analysts who write, "Apple should have done this..." or "Walmart should have done this...". ML sells just 50 pairs and that's $2M in revenue (assuming a 50% gross margin),and since the technology is essentially the same as in the higher-volume $15K\/pair models, the incremental R&D is probably not all that oppressive. I know they sell quite a few of the $15K pairs, because my local dealer has sold a surprising number. (I thought it would be something like four, and it was well into double digits.)\n\nAs for the Neolith being relevant only to marketers and non-audiophiles, I don't follow that at all. What if you are someone who has a 15,000 cuft listening room and wants awesome music reproduction? There is a viable market of those folks, and that's where Wilson, YG, etc, aim their flagships. I don't think these products are hobbies or vanity exercises; I think they actually sell.\n\nI'm a consumer and have a POV. Stating this POV is more helpful to companies than remaining silent and turning one's back on companies and their products.\n\nAudio businesses aren't exactly Fortune 500 firms. They cater to a relatively narrow market. So freely providing information helps them to hone their focus.\n\nStatement pieces are for marketers and image influencers. That's how they work.