I never quite understood this delineation for projectors. You can discuss separates like Anthems and Classe in the same forum as the entry level Onkyo 508 that costs 1/10th of pricier models.
From my own personal experience, I had moved from an HD1/RS1 which costs me the same new as the RS35 of today to an AE3000 Panasonic and am looking to go back to the HD250. If anything, shifting the HD250 to the next bracket does potential buyers a disservice because street prices might be close to another product listing at US$2999 and the buyer would have overlooked the HD250 if he kept within this forum.
In any case, Singapore prices are usually higher than US. The AE4000 is about S$4000 list and it's only selling for US$1999?