Back in 1971 I brought my first 35mm camera, a Leica M4 body for approx $400 at a well known NYC camera store.
Goolly, I was sweating bullets then, wow that's a lot of moola..had to call and ask the significant other if its was OK..she said: "Do it..you always wanted a Leica"
Holy Flying Batman (but I think I said something else..)
Side note: so I married her and we are still together after 50 years..
So here today we now see the newest Leica M11 with a 60 MP sensor..and its only $8,995
Holy Flying Batman!
Ahhh dunno but me thinks Leica has lost their minds....
PS: however, the M11 still looks Grand...
PPS: wonder if my M4 lens fit the M11...hmmmm