Most of the people bitching about the gouging are not in the market or did a piss poor job of planning. IMHO the time to prep is not now, it was 5 years ago. P3 is what I call it (Piss Poor Planning). If you wait for the last minute to prep, you will get gouged. If you think it is bad now, just wait til the AWB-2 takes effect. The already doubled prices will double again. Remember May of '86? Registered full autos doubled over night and have at least doubled again since.
When AWB-2 takes effect, I am going to be rich. I will buy a bunch of replacements marked LE Only and not change a thing except the # of $ in my pocket