For example, I have a Pelikan demonstrator I paid 75USD for and I put in a spare Pelikan gold nib. When my friends found out I paid $75 for it, they were very dismissive. "Why I should get a ball point for under $2! This is despite the fact that most FPs can go for more.
When I told them that it amounted to their buying lunch for 2 weeks while I made mine from leftovers, they were not amused.
The fact that the FP was the defacto writing implement makes little sense to the wealth envy hating crowd of today.
Enjoy what you have. I certainly do!