> Users eventually resent paying super-premium prices for discount internals.
Do they? Do they really?
I get the impression that the average iSommat buyer thinks along the lines of:
If I buy the most expensive bit of kit on the market then a) I must be getting the very best available, and b) I can then show off - without crass bragging - that I can afford stuff that you can't!
It stands to reason therefore, that any manufacturer producing such iStuff will eventually become contemptuous of their rather slow customers.