Gruber generally has good insight into how Apple thinks, how it operates, what its institutional priorities are. This often lets him put 2+2 together and make a very shiny 4 crafted from a single piece of alumin-i-um. But...he has on occasion displayed a complete lack of common-person perspective on the monetary value of things. Not on where/how people assign value, or even on what makes a product worth the money, but simply regarding the scale of a dollar's value in everyday budgets. $1000 is a substantial amount of money for an individual purchase for most individual people, regardless of what they might be happy to spend it on. I'm really not sure if he 'gets' this.