There must be something that makes us think "This is worth $X but that isn't worth $X" when, rationally, that shouldn't be true.
It might be related to the fact that a cup of coffee made the old-fashioned way costs well under a buck, and a K-Cup for the Keurig at work costs around 50-60 cents (OK, they want me to pay a lot more, but I'm not gonna), and a drip cup of coffee at a coffee stand costs $1.50-2.00 these days. I know there are those of you who think nothing of dropping that $4 on a cappuccino, or the $2 on a brewed cup, but generally speaking, I'd rather not... even when I'm not feeling financially pinched.
Meantime, I'm still catching up on LiveJournal, after discovering I was way farther behind in my reading than I thought. Sorry.