Go on then, explain why a dropper post isn't half a cheap suspension BASICALLY fork. Cheap forks have basic damping and remote lock outs, so does a Reverb. All it needs is a bush of some sort to stop it twisting
They only sell because they "make the trail come alive" or some such marketing guff.
Why can't a reverb be worth half an expensive fork? They have good seals, quality all-metal construction / hydraulic hose etc. By your 'half a fork metric' does that mean they're cheap because they're less than half the price of some forks?
Say what you will about the price of MTB stuff in general, it's expensive blah blah blah. Dropper posts are fantastic and here's a list of things I'd sacrifice on my bike before getting rid of my Reverb:
basic vs expensive wheels
XT (or even SLX) vs XTR groupset
All-singing Fox forks vs cheap Revelations
A boutique frame (SC/Yeti/Orange etc) vs something mass-produced and cheaper
Sorry, realise that was way off topic. Obvious troll etc.