Re: 2000 quid?
Nobody is forcing you to buy a fully specced one.
£799 will get you an 11 tablet more powerful than many laptops sold at the same price.
People spend close to £2000 for a MS Surface Pro, they run Office on it, nobody called them "idiots"..
I have 200 Engineers in my firm just here in the UK using iPad Pros with dedicated applications and none of them could be called "idiot".
There are different products for different needs, and different prices.