Reading this follow up now, Jason.
Edit: Much better explanation of your point that in the original post, I'd say. As you mentioned, the people complaining have a problem with capitalism and free market economics being applied to vinyl pricing - they just need a straw man to point at instead of acknowledging that.
Yeah, I made two fatal flaws the first time: being too jovial in how I was writing the piece (lesson learned), and assuming most people had taken Econ 101.
Sidebar: Really don't get Topshelf Records' post in that thread, virtually makes the exact point I made then says I straight up "don't get it." Also, Mashable? Really? Mashable sucks. Weird.