It's just my rage against the machine. Don't take it seriously. (We all have those sometimes)
But, more seriously, it's the economy here in Maine more than anything that has me up in arms. Overtaxed and underpaid. To some in better economic climes I'm sure that price is reasonable. Yet, as Covey22 pointed out, you can get good deals on used lenses, and that is certainly true. That's what I have for lenses and I have gotten some good deals, so I am not complaining there.