$124 for a book (Well GW RRP anyway).
tbh, it appalled me for a bit, but i just had to look at it as;
a: It's on par with a tech manual from microsoft
b: it'll theoretically last 4 years
c: it is something that I'll be using
... Still, I wound up getting one, and it looks like I'll enjoy the system.
Besides I've spent more on less in the past