The prices are what they are, and if a particular soundboard option "doesn't get any love", oh well. People want what they want, and apparently the best sound card option is what they want. That's usually how it works out. C:-)
Definitely agree with FJK here. Its not that the price of the PRIZM is unfair, please don't think thats what I was trying to say or imply in my other comment. I was highlighting that at the price-points VV specified for the run it makes sense (in my opinion) to go with the CF version, all things considered :) I wouldn't say that the PRIZM pricing is unfair. When it comes down to it the board you choose isn't what determines the price. Even if these hilts were offered as stunts they would be over $1000. You are paying for the machining, design, research, and quality of workmanship that comes with VV products. The board is dollars and cents in the end if you ask me; thus why you save the option to save a bit at the end with your choice!
But of you take into consideration public pricing for pc3.
240$-130$=110$ difference in sound board.
Yet they are discount the prizm version 200$!
That's pretty generous and more then likely they are doing that to allow people on a budget to buy two, like they said.
If you include average install costs then you see a shortening of the gap in price difference.
CFv7 ($178) + CEx ($62) + parts ($10) + install fees ($150) = $400
PRIZM (~$130) + parts ($5) + install (~$100) = $235
$400-$235 = $165 difference in cost, and a $200 discount for PRIZM - you are still getting bonus money off.
Both boards are great and are fairly priced - there is no wrong option to choose here. I think that examining the math and accounting for the overall calibre of the hilts and the nature of VV runs sheds some pretty clear light on why people are choosing CF though. The trim level isn't the bulk of the cost here, its all the aspects I mentioned above. Again, this is just my opinion and how I went about weighing the options - your mileage may vary 8)