The Black Canadian M4s are considered "uncool", or so I have been told when wearing one, so the $5000 figure is very silly

Regarding the "uncoolness" of the M4, don't let it worry you and if it does, cut a red sticker from a Leica catalogue, glue it on and very few people will know the difference - I used a friends very battered black M4 for years and found it worked superbly - Then his M6s started to get sick one by one and I had to return it so he had a dependable camera - Since then he gone digital for magazine work, but has not let me have the battered M4 back - Possibly because I told him he only wore it as costume jewelery while working with digital