As you say.. These are collectors guitars not really for the average player.. They will probably mostly end up behind a glass case or in a vault somewhere..
I dont really have an issue with it.. Gibson need to make money and if this sort of thing keeps them going in order for them to stay in business and make the cheaper options then whats the harm.. No one is forced to buy one and they have plenty of cheaper models.
Is it a cash grab, sure.. And I bet all of them will sell.. They usually do. And for those who can afford something like that, then whatever, good luck to them.
(I bet Janie is getting her big fat share of each sale)..