My theory on that is... I spend 200 bucks on a case and since it's good quality aluminum construction with little or no plastic it lasts me through 2-3 builds bringing the actual cost down to ~70 bucks per system
Although i agree to a point... I can't see spending caselabs prices, TJ-11 prices, or little devil... 600+ bucks for a case? I mean... come on... really?