Ahhh yeah I hear ya. All said and done ours is $4000+. Pretty crazy IMO that a wind driven sport can be as expensive as a motorsport, ha! So worth it though... never knew a sport could be so peaceful and powerful all at the same time.
me out on the washington coast. i had to give it up though when i moved to germany cause im in like the middle, but i want to go down to spain and kite. i went up to the north sea during a storm and saw len10. aka, greatest kiteboarder ever.