For some of the past lineups (at least 06, 07, 08)...those lineups, if I had the money, I'd easily pay $500 or more. Think of all the great artists you get to choose from to see, in many cases once in a lifetime sets over the span of 4 days. Where else could you see so many epic sets? A 4+ Hour My Morning Jacket set, an amazing Sigur Ros set, both under stars, add to that Pearl Jam's headlining set, Metallica's headlining set (If you're into them), then you've got so many others, Phil Lesh late night, great sets from Battles and Umphrey's McGee and Talib Kweli and Iron & Wine, and Les Claypool, the Racountours, Zappa Plays Zappa, Ghostland Observatory...and these are only a handful. Theres still 100+ other acts. I can't see that kind of experience not being worth it.