How do you justify $125.00 for a new vinyl record

Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks 180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set
now going for $200.00+

This record and many like it were cut from a digital copy of the analog master tape which means it has stereo + mono depth perception so a comparison to a 1st pressing with stereo + stereo depth perception will expose the truth about how inferior the sound quality is. Back in the 50’s,60’s,70’s vinyl was vinyl and that was that.Now you have a choice based on how much you are willing to spend as to how much the sound quality will suck. l can damn sure bet you that a digital download at 16/44 using an allpass filter to remove the dynamic compression for the loudness wars and then re-encoded with the 33 hertz frequency will blow the mofi vinyl away. 

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Question:  How do you justify $125.00 for a new vinyl record? 

Answer: It sounds great with my $7500 cartridge, on my $3500 turntable, through my $15,000 SET monoblocks and my $25,000 line array speakers.

Real answer: I find decent first or second pressings at my local record store. $10 to $25 for higher demand, listenable, used LP's. Get credit for trades. 

I did buy a MoFi "Dark Side of the Moon" for about $18. Wasn't impressed.