Since when is it not ok for business, large or small to make a profit?
Many of you have no understanding of how "over priced" PREMIUM products are REQUIRED for a company's product portfolio to be successful overall. This includes their ability to sell their low end products and midrange products at an EXTREME value to the end user.
You also forget, that INNOVATION found in a technology company is pushed and moved forward by creating premium products and charging a premium for it. Where does a company fund the $$$ to re-invest in R and D? Where does a company find the expected revenue to plan ahead for R and D expenditures? Its not coming from the $150 video card...not by the time it hits the companies PnL.
Some of you ***** and complain about a price and product that you can't afford (that is 100% fine, we all have different priorities and stages in our lives), however those that are buying these premium products have a trickle down affect on the product you do / you will buy NOW or 1 year from now.
Many of you want something for nothing, yet scream and yell, poke fun at those that are DOING. Doing = investing in future tech, taking a gamble on new technology, providing results to the community, sharing experiences on PREMIUM products.
Is the Titan a high priced product? YES.... however VALUE is dependent on the buyer, based on their value system, their UTILITY metric they apply to their OWN lifestyles. It has next to nothing to do with what you can or can't afford.
Nvidia and other companies in the Technology field take risks on these types of products everyday. It will only take a few months to claim if this product as successful, my gut tells me it will be. They will sell through, there will be demand and the company will rack in the revenue and increase their profits, while moving their BALL FORWARD.