I'm sorry but $1800 USD for a freaking SP2 just makes me laugh - and it doesn't even include a keyboard. You have REALLY got to love this device to drop that kind of change on it.
I spent 1300 on my Surface, so what? I'm a University student, have decent scholarships, live at home and I worked this Summer and used that to pay for my Surface. Love the damn thing, worth every penny.