that "logic" would only apply if those two relations were LINEAR:
number-of-mics/useful-variety-of-sound and price/quality
even if the first was true, available time at a real world production would not allow to test dozens of mics...
back to real life, as a composer/producer (not full time engineer) i do not want to handle with lots of mics (and as an independent artist, i dont "want" to pay for them
the 2k price point (i mean 1.5k - 2.5k$ / 1.2k-2.2k€ by that) is definitly including a LOT of favourite mics from GS threads, so to my mind its makes sense..