Yeah... thanks for reading my reply... to be clear... i do believe some instruments deserve to sit in a private collection rather than being tossed around in some drummer's van. But not all collections and collectors are alike. Most collections I've seen were put together to get social media cred.Not taking issue with you, taking issue with the point(s) you brought up -that we seem to be on the same page about.
My point is, if a pedal generates hype because of its price or because it's made the scalpers come out of the woodwork, then that pedal is overpriced. If I am wary of taking it to the rehearsal room, because of its price, because it makes me look like I'm compensating or showin' off, it means that pedal is overpriced.
If I find myself having to justify my acquisition, it means that pedal is overpriced.
The "sour grapes" arguments... reek of entitlement IMHO.