Part of the reason to buy these cases is because they are beautiful. Besides being really well put together and the layout being awesome, the reason you spend the extra cash is for the looks. Honestly it is like spending $4000 on a Knoll Barcelona chair... you can get a chair for $50, the extra $3950 is just because it looks amazing.
If you are going to sacrifice elsewhere to get this case, then it is not the case for you. Most of us buy these because the price isn't really an issue.