I agree. It depends how much value you,the buyer puts on the extra's. For me it was worth it just for the better shocks & better gauge cluster alone. Now they give you DPS & QE, seems like a no brainer.It is really up to you if you want the added features. The Fox Podium 2.5 shocks are a major step up from the Fox 2.0 shocks. I haven't heard any negative feedback on the 2.0's on the MAx though... The QE front differential and Power steering are both nice upgrades. Power steering especially. And the Instrument cluster is much nicer on the XRS. The beadlock wheels are a nice addition as well. The only other differences are the seat covers and body plastics/graphics....so personnally, I think it is worth the added cost but it all depends on what you can live with or without.