psn: If you're complaining about the price, it's not a lens for you. There's a very high probability you can't afford it even if it's any lower. Move along.
What are you, a billionaire? Or just plain arrogant? I see no compelling reason why this lense should be so much more expensive than the Nikon or Canon equivalent. It's not a matter of being able to afford it, this is simply a rip-off.