So what do you get for your money?
A huge, stiff, light, beautifully made 4 leg section carbon fibre tripod with magnesium fittings and lots of nice detail touches.
A short centre column so you can get down nice and low if you wish.
Spikes to replace the rubber feet.
Tools so you can tighten/loosen/maintain your tripod and change the feet for spikes.
A well padded bag to carry it all in (but to be honest, how many of us use those?)