It's more than just the price. For the longest time this was my dream radio... until just the other day when perusing the displays at HRO, I noticed something that I just can't forgive. And ever since then I don't think I could own one without this little oversight nagging at me. Take a look at this photo and see if you notice anything: http://yaesu.com/downloadFile.cfm?FileID=7161&FileCatID=156&FileName=FTDX5000Front%5FDetail2.JPG&FileContentType=image%2Fpjpeg. Found it yet? Here's a hint for you; it's not a problem with the design, that's perfect. Look at the part where is says "YAESU HF/50 MHz TRANSCEIVER FTDX5000". You'll have to see the picture I've linked. I didn't want to give it away in my post here. Call me OCD, but I can't have a $6000 radio with that kind of a design oversight. That would nag at me every day.