you know the cobalt for the lithium battery of the device your typing on this forum on is mined using child slave labor right. seriously unless you are living like a monk you are part of the problem. I think you have a very bizarre view of the gear purchasing habits of most of this forum, especially the few people you've been arguing with in this thread. a lot of people here could easily buy this guitar. Most of of them don't because buying 5 2k guitars or 3 3k guitars seems like a better value...but the monetary outlay is the same.