How quickly some forget when primers were short and ran up to $40/k (or more). I was getting bulk SPPM for $10-$20/k in FTF deals. Run >10k a year in those days and do the math. I have, and already saved enough to buy this gun again. The math is different for low vs. high volume shooters. And, different if you ignore the past.
Thats why when shooting 10k rounds per year its a good idea to stockpile primers and get them while they are cheap. Apparently you were one of the ones that forgot.