Why didn't they have this when I was a kid?

Death Star II by Lego
Ok. So it qualifies me as a dork, but it's the Death Star II for crying out loud! I think Lego made a conscious decision when I was younger to wait until I (and by "I", I mean my generation) had more disposable income and release some very cool sets.

I wonder how many weeks' allowance it would have taken to pony up the $300?