Even geeks (like us) have their limits of reasonability. At some point, we often decide that what we’ve been doing or what we think we should enjoy just isn’t worthwhile.
Marco absolutely nails it with this. I used to be all about building custom computers, but nowadays, I’d much rather buy a MacBook Pro that just works, because the extra aggravation of maintaining my own system just isn’t worth the price difference any more.
Intelligent advice from Marco Arment on why you don’t have to price your iPhone app at 99 cents to succeed:
You can easily sell an app for more than $3 if you simply recognize that you probably won’t be on the Top 25 list. In reality, this might already be decided for you: if your app isn’t likely to appeal to an extremely wide audience, you probably won’t make the Top 25 at any price. And even if you do target a wide audience, there’s a lot of competition for those spots — statistically, you probably won’t get one.