This question might sound like the threads that go "there's only $30 worth of parts in an overdrive pedal, why does it cost two hundred bucks!" However, this is not the position I'm taking. I am genuinely curious and would like to know why these switching systems are so expensive. Musicians Friend lists the price for the Boss ES 8 as $699.99. People that know, please educate me! Is the price the result of all the hardware - jacks - in the unit? Are there expensive relays? Is R&D a big deal with something like this? Costly processor chips? I don't understand why these cost so much and would like to learn. Thanks!