I cannot understand while people complain about the price of M9 at $7999 and call it ABSURD, while no one complain about the Canon 1D X at $6999
Well one idea (among many other possible ones) would be that the 1DX and other high end EF cameras in or around that price range aren't the only cameras readily available for the EF mount system so your comparison seems a bit forced.... Also, I think you are, however un-fault-ably so, taking out of context the inherent perspective that must be considered of the author of said statement. When we make statements in English, more often than not, the author of the statement is assumed or completely ignored/omitted (since rarely and with difficultly is the author -as a whole- included/referenced in the statement itself) and the statement often unintentionally yet improperly taken and interpreted by the listener in isolation from it's perspective, leads to frustrations and confusions as seen above.
From my perspective and current financial position, as a consumer, it seems very reasonable, for me to consider and suggest the price of the Leica system on the whole, absurd, and move on accordingly to suggest to other manufacturers who actually develop products in my price-range - my growing interest in such a system at a different price level. Does that mean it 'is'
absurd, no, - it 'is' what it 'is', and at this point, I'm not so sure it's even that...
(p.s. the verb 'to be' and it's many forms 'is' etc., very much resembles playing with land-mines, and in using English, proves extremely difficult to avoid...) Check e-prime on wikipedia and the .pdf's in the 'external links' section at the bottom if your interested in that sort of stuff.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-prime