OK. I missed it by $400... Nonetheless, a similarly configured Dell Inspiron 8200 comes in just over $1900 and well shy of $2000. It's got s-video (which I don't need) or gigabit ethernet (which I don't need for the internet, at home or at work). And I've no need for lashing another monitor to it. Oh, and the paint's chipping off my lovely Ti case.
That's great if you need or want some or all of the above. At the end of the day it's all about the system and if you can get work done with it, not what it's packaged. S-video, digital audio, and the other stuff has nothing to do with the elegance of OS X. Heck, I've got a VCR with S-video out and it's certainly not worth 3K!
When it came time to buy my own Mac, I opted for one of the new dual G4 867's. I opted for that over the 17" imac because I want function, not form.
So, I put my money where my mouth is, I paid a premium to run OS X at home and work. That doesn't mean I've got to like the price inflation caused by tossing in stuff I really don't care about and would be happy to purchase as a add-on if I did.