For years we have been paying way above you guys for our sailplanes.
I was gunna say something like, "So how does it feel?" But decided not to.
10 years ago US$1 bought AUD$1.52 so we Aussies basically doubled the US$ price of a model by the time freight was included. Global economics aside, $2.5K for a model of this caliber is still "cheap" compared to reproducing one yourself. If you dont agree, then you can have two Vultures for the price of a Maxa ... great value