Heck, why not routinely donate half our pay checks to them so they can keep striving??? It's this type of nonsense that confuses me. You act like we owe these companies or something. We don't. They owe us. There are two different companies making high end video cards. That's it. TWO. It's already a duopoly and prices are high enough.
Don't rationalize these nutty prices because you feel like owe your entire gaming existence to them. They have us by the balls already, don't give them any more reasons to squeeze harder.