Those guitars never been for everyone, which doesn't mean anything crazy really. They are JUST guitars, not food nor a primary need for people to survive. It's a damn guitar. A good portion of their price has been typically justified because the good retained value in the used market, which means that you are not throwing 20/30% of your money out of the windows, as soon as you open the case. Overflooding it's forcing smaller stores to give up, because they have still 2014, 2015 and 2016 NOS, collecting dust (no sorry, they are not an affordable instrument for the mass), same with the used market. I understand your point, that this is probably helping you, and other guys, to afford one of these, but it's still a closed loop, because as soon as you cross the value with the USA model market, these guitars will have the appeal of a brick (value and price are really different stuff). It's how market works, like it or not. There is lot of psychological bubbles playing with people heads, and your attitude it's proving that. I do agree with you that guitars are a terrible speculative investment, but this is not the point.