I find it funny when people get resentful when they see high end products and their price tags. Stuff like this has to exist in order to progress. I went to from XT to Eagle, yes it shifts better, yes it cost more. Dollars spent to performance gain? I don't know. I make far less money than a #dentist married and I have a kid, mortgage etc etc. I simply budget and choose what I want to spend my money on. I think it's pretty cool that an average dude like me gets to ride a top tear drivetrain. And it's worth every penny, just like AXS.