If you enjoy processing film, and don't mind buying equipment for your art/hobby/folly, then the price compares reasonably to many things (a new Canon 5d Mk III body, a flying/boating/horse-riding habit, vehicle restoration, etc etc.). I love my ancient Jobo, and it's so handy I'd probably save up for a new one if/when it dies or if I can't repair the thing.

Marc!