Sorry your comparison is flawed.
The New silca pumps I don't consider directly as high end, but just as niche products.
Try to see the difference. . . .
A house, watch or Porche is not a good comparison at all. Try to see that too . . .
There is nothing new on this pump, the concept is from the stone age. Not renewing ideas at all. Gauge distance is not optimal for reading, to name something. Other guy here mention the knurling on valve is sharp. Spare parts are expensive, availability is poor.
In fact many pumps of different manufactures are prety much the same concept, only some details differ and can make a difference.
An American guy bought the name Silca. Made a niche product (old concept with smoother looks, overbuilt, used some fancy materials ) Sauced it with bullshit marketing and non existing heritage. And voila you have a product that is bought by people that have enough money and too little brains to see what it is really. They dont care, when its expensive and marketing says its unique they go for it, thinking its the best. (If you have the money why not?)
Then this pump is pushed by magazines and by others who write so called reviews for money (like my good friend Charles - Pez Cycling) That repeats only the same marketing and visualize it with loads of pictures to trigger your emotions.
(well this is the short version)
Real cyclists should know better and skip this kind of products.
And yes there is still room for improvement for existing pumps.
Example: The SKS Rennkompressor is built ok, works ok, spare parts are easy to get and cheap, but I also see room for improvement. In my views it must be possible to built a real ultimate pump for around 80 euro's street price.