no, it's not. anyone who says otherwise is either: A. looking at the prices of CI's surftech models, something CI has no control over. B. a clueless fool who spouts bs that they read somewhere on the internet.
go to a shop & show me a stock poly CI that retails for $750 as they sell now: w/out fins. the most i've ever seen one retail for was $705 w/ fin & i work in a shop that carries them. not to say that $705 isn't expensive, but people who exaggerate prices & use that misinformation to bash a company really bothers me.