I disagree on this quite a bit.
There is enough supply for the part of the community that is OK with paying and playing a premium throw. Some people enjoy the fact that the market isnt flooded with them. Sometimes the inconvience just adds to the story and victory when you get one.
Just getting one is like a great scar or tattoo. They each have a story and significance that comes with it. This adds to the value. The cost is what you pay and the value is what you get. When there is a story, a challenge, a hill or mountain to climb only to find a shining pretty at the top, it makes it more special, and as that value goes up, the cost in comparison goes down. Maybe for the younger, who does not have a job, but once you get older, disposable income becomes easier to find. This also diminishes the cost. So after its all said and done, the price is totally relative to the beholder. What is stupid expensive for one may be very attractively priced to another.
Its just like with anything. Also CL hold its resale value better than most as well because there isnt a billion of them.
Diamonds are valuable due to scarcity. Cubic zarconia is everywhere and its price reflects it.
That being said, CLYW is making alot more less expensive throws. Some people are more happy about this than others. I personally miss their Canada made’s amazeballs Ano jobs, but the new China made ones have been excellent. My manatee is the smoothest yoyo by miles in my collection and the least expensive so far. Literally GLASS smooth. I should make a video haha.
anyway., thats just my thoughts.