It also works the other way as well.
I read over and over how people want a bigger scope but worry that the added size will make it less likely to be used or transported so they stay with what they have.
When I read this kind of post, I often respond to them by suggesting NV as an alternative to taking on the hassle of the bigger scope and when one does the math on the sale price of their existing scope and the extra money being thrown into a new scope, suddenly even a $3000 NVD MIcro does not seem all that expensive.
For many NV is in fact no more expensive than the alternative of buying a very big scope and with NV they will get new and very exiting viewing options that did not previously exist for them.
I can see the Horse Head Nebula from my freaking back yard! I know observers using 16" scopes that say they have struggled to see it well.
Under dark skies, I can see all of Barnar'ds loop and even the finest, fastest Triplet Apo can't do that.
Expense. I always here that. Hollow to those that have NV, but because they have not fully understood the whole value proposition, still a very powerful objection from most traditional observers..