Lots of people pay more than that for all kinds of nonsense. There are plenty of people out there for whom $6000 is chump change; nice dinner with good wine and a few friends. At least you can make music with this. And Fender has used automotive paints pretty much since day 1. I honestly don’t see what all the fuss is about.
Don’t want it? Don’t buy it. How hard is that to figure out?
Your logic is... sound?