Yeah but a ferrari actually gives you more performance, those boards really don't. Not saying you should buy a $200 board but those are just laughably overpriced.I like nice things? A Ferrari is overpriced compared to a Mustang GT but there is no contest when it comes to figuring out which one is nicer. That being said, I also review these things for a living. I'm fully aware of how these boards differ across the product stack. As it happens, I went with the ASUS Z690 Maximus Extreme. I picked one up just a few minutes ago at my local Microcenter.
To be clear, I do not like how much more expensive the premium boards have gotten over the last three generations or so. But, when it comes to my own systems I am not a base trim level kind of guy. There are plenty of people who are happy with basic F-150 XL's. I'm more of a Platinum or King Ranch kind of guy. I don't usually buy the Mustang GT base. I buy the performance pack version in the premium trim. I enjoy shooting nice guns far more than your basic Glocks. I'm just like that.