I think there's a certain type of person who came of age during the "liquidation" era who thinks anything used and non-rare should be $5-$10 or less, because that was the case for quite a while during their formative years. And I suspect a lot of them would have no problem paying, say $30 for a nice reissue of a classic record, but would balk at paying $30 for a NM vintage copy of the same title. The question is why? My sense is that there wasn't a big market for used records until the '80s, when vinyl was close to being on its way out already. And so to a lot of people, the price of new records doesn't seem crazy (because it's more or less kept pace with what new records were back in the '60s-'80s), but something happens psychologically when used records enter the picture: since used records and used record stores are associated in people's minds with the cheap vinyl era of 10-20 years ago, the sudden jump in prices has been a bit shocking. I don't know if this is all true, I'm just hypothesizing here. It's also worth noting that a lot of the used stuff that people try to get top dollar for today isn't in mint or NM shape, so if the price is more than what it would have been (inflation adjusted) 40 years ago new, some of the shock is understandable.