They want a hair-drier on every desk. Ars Technica is an example. Their “budget box” comes to $700+ including accessories. They even manage to spend about as much on a video card as on the motherboard and CPU… Don’t even look at their “god” box.
It’s all too silly. For less than $500 one can buy or build a system adequate to 90% of needs. The rest is gold plating on the Cadillac, pretty but useless.
I like IT. I like powerful IT. Spending money on unused idling stuff is just a waste, like a V12 engine that never leaves the garage. With networking it makes absolutely no sense to waste such powerful systems on a single user when GNU/Linux is a multi-user/multi-tasking system that loves to share.