I asked because I wanted to let my friends know that I wasn't crazy for driving that far -- nice to not be the only one they think is crazy. I didn't need help making the decision. I understand your criticism/misunderstanding with your being an old fart, though.
I drove 18 hours for mine. It was a deal and with the transport was thousands less than anything similar....which there was not much of a selection of. I hired a shipper on UShip but he canceled on me, so I hit the highway.