I agree. Pelikan keep jacking up their so called retail price to grab as much $$$ from the initial (much pumped!) anticipation. Then give it a few months and they flood the likes of Massdrop at a much reduced price. Me, I now wait a year or so and grab a bargain from the many online vendors that appear to have NOS,
I have quite a flock of Pelikans, but have slowed down my purchases. The quality control on nibs is sporadic, these big roll outs of tiny pens like the 101n for big bucks doesn't do much for me.
How about M400's, M600's. Everyday pens. M800's come out as special editions for big bucks. Regardless of how popular, when they're gone they're gone. Anything tortoise is always a big hit, but these are far and few in between. I just feel like I'm being used.