Ok, I get that copics are expensive (it is why I don't have them) and some people have given up buying a lot of other stuff for this hobby in order to have them.
But seriously, why are people shocked every year that the price is going up? The price of EVERYTHING is going up, why would copics be any different? And non of my other hobbies do the manufacturers announce a price increase in advance like they do, so that you can stock up if you want.
"You may not have lost all your marbles, but there's definitely a hole in the bag." Grumpy Cat