Well the Minimoog features a 48 years old technology. It was bound to happen at some point. The synth industry kinda feels like the luxury watchmaking industry: rocking old technology which R&D cost has been amortized years ago and selling it at a high price point.
The only way the Minimoog price is justified is because it is made in the US and it is easier to repair. The Behringer will probably die at some point and will become unfixable. But then again you can buy 9 other ones for the same price so. Can’t beat the cost of labor.
It’s sad for Moog because the competition will eventually make them suffer. And sad for the planet because we’re buying more disposable goods than repairable ones. But let’s not be hypocrites: I bought the Behringer, I would never have been able to afford the original, and now, I don’t need it anymore.