You mean on the digital stuff nowadays or the older saught after analog?
For the stuff like the tritons, motifs etc i thing they are quite highly priced but i suppose they are big pieces of hardware, a lot of building, designing, sound generating etc. All that adds up to an expensive product. But yeah a bit over priced.
The analog stuff even more over priced as the rarer sonething gets the less units are around so the price goes up.
Plus there's a lot of nostalgia surrounding them and the recognisable sounds from peoples fav records of the 70s and 80s.
The newer moogs are very highly priced but you are paying for the name, its like buying a ferrari. If u want a ferrari go pay for one.
Doesnt mean you cant drive to the shops in abother car, it doesnt make the ferrari better. Its just a market for people who want a ferrari. The same with the likes of moog.
Digital synths and plugins can be just as good its like anything, you need to learn how to use all its features.
But honestly, i feel the price sort of makes us believe high quality. Isnt that how most things in life appear? If its very expensive and unaffordable to the masses then it must be 'the best' lol
Personally i'm as happy messing on a £100 novation a station as much as a mini moog.
But given the choice i'd opt for a mini moog...but i cant afford one lol