Yup. I've had this conversation before. I'm sure all us regulars have.
and people who only play undemanding games like TF2 or Minecraft and build $2000 gaming rigs.
Easy now, you just described me. It occured to me when I was "done" with this last round of upgrades that I've got ~$750 in JUST the video part of my computer. My first PC out of college ran me about that much.