well, yeah. It's hard to disagree, but still depends on how you (choose to) look at it :-)
I bought my first PS1 from Knife center about 4 years ago. It was approx. $75, or just about $105 all included. And that's not taking into account that currency rates were much more favorable back then.
The new one will cost me $170 before I can open the package. I could of course just look at those numbers and complain about that, cause my pay check has certainly not had the same development during that time, but I kind of expected it to be more expensive than the H1 version, at least a little bit.
So it's certainly a chunk of change, but less than I feared it would be.