There is always back of house stuff that stuff that most people don't factor in. Rent/mortgage on offices and factories, power/gas/water, insurance, taxes, wages... all these things never go down, only up. So even if they never updated any tools ever again, or bought out any new tools, the existing range will always increase in price, it's just the nature of business.
The saving grace for festool drills imho was when I was still in trade school and I dropped one off of a 4m high scaffold onto the carpark. The battery unclipped and it had a few scratches, other than that it was good to go again. Having said that, their range is somewhat lacking and the proprietary centrotec system annoys me too. I love the TS and the CT vacs along with the domino of course. Other than that, I'm finding myself using Bosch and Makita a lot more lately.