That didn't even cross my mind.This will be a card aimed at high-volume online streamers to showcase in their setup and in their parts list.
This way, all the young kids who want to be like SirFragsAlot or whomever they follow can lead them in their PC parts build choices while mom and dad might be completely clueless.
To be honest - if you are willing to shell out this kind of money because a goober on Twich or YouTube tells your kid to buy it, you have a lot more issues as a parent than just a lack of common sense.
That's exactly what they are built for. They are custom designed with liquid helium/nitrogen cooling in mind for professional overclocking, not for rich kids. Even without covid, the Kingpin and HOF cards are built in extremely limited numbers and the marketing departments have no need to try and sucker people into buying them. If the goal was getting money from rich stupid people, it would be a lot cheaper to put RGB all over the board rather than custom design a PCB, over build all the components, and add professional overclocking features.I was thinking this and Kingpin were for the overclocking overlords - there's already cheaper(LOL), and visually attractive(subjective) cards out there...