"Ridiculous" for one may be quite reasonable for another. I think some will change their minds once they see some of the images this lens will be capable of. I've certainly been tempted by the Zeiss Planar Macro after seeing some of those images. By the way, this lens doesn't even cost as much as my coffee machine (La Cimbali). That may be ridiculous to some, but more than worthwhile for me (the coffee machine, that is).
Right on brother!