I think it is a blend of naive and misguided opportunism and what people nowadays call FOMOlol, that's too funny. What's wrong with people?
It's worth 60 or 70 bucks but not much more. The footswitches are pretty dodgy in that whole digitech line and prone to fail or become intermittent.
Digital technology has got better too, the Boss OD200 has so much more to offer imo.